What’s happening in and around Dallas / Fort Worth? If it’s green or it involves the outdoors, it’s listed here!
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Tue, 05/01/2012 - 6:00pm - Tue, 06/05/2012 - 6:00pm
The local Texas Campaign for the Environment office is hosting follow up meetings about the gas drilling issue in Dallas. TCE is also launching a statewide campaign to urge Wal-mart to start a take back recycling program for old and obsolete electronics and this will be a forum to discuss this program. Electronic waste is toxic waste (it contains lead, mercury and many hazardous chemicals) that doesn’t belong in D/FW landfills – which are often situated close to area waterways. TCE is thus urging Walmart to match the recycling program Best Buy is offering in their retail stores nationwide, and we launched a “social media action”.
Thu, 05/31/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 06/02/2012 - 4:00pm
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 06/02/2012 - 1:00pm
The goal of the market is to provide a venue for local vendors to offer Arlington, Texas residents an opportunity to buy the freshest meat, produce, breads and other great foods, crafts and products available.
Please take the time to share and enjoy the health benefits of eating fresh foods and feel good about supporting your community Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 8:00am - 11:00am
The Trinity Bird Count is an exciting new effort to count every bird species in and along our Trinity River in Dallas! Birds are among the most beautiful and intriguing visitors and residents of the forests, grasslands, river banks and neighborhoods along the Trinity River.
This year, the Trinity Commons Foundation begins an exciting new project to learn about the Trinity's birds – the Trinity Bird Count. With 636 of the 957 bird species in North America, Texas is for the birds! Come enjoy the Trinity and help investigate the birds that live along the Trinity or that visit here during their migration.
The Trinity Bird Count is underway! Here are the next opportunities to join us in the count!
Area #7 –Joppa Preserve, on June 2, 2012 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Meet at the Joppa Preserve. Go south on I-45. Then go left (east) on Loop 12. Stay in right lane. Go right onto the Service Road, then down to the Boat Ramp. Parking is on right. Click here to see location of parking.
Area #3 - Levee B – Lake Cliff Park, on June 23, 2012, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.. Meet at Lake Cliff Park.
Birding On Your Own
Individual birders can also help us learn about the migration this spring. Individuals (or groups of friends) can bird on their own at any time and contribute their birding results to this project. Simply use eBird to record your sightings and then ‘share’ your checklist with us at firstname.lastname@example.org ..For information on eBird, go to http://ebird.org/content/ebird .
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Sat, 06/02/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Grass fed beef, natural pork & chicken, eggs from free range hens, Gulf coast seafood, wild-caught Alaska salmon, tomatoes, lettuces and varieties of greens, herbs, beets, turnips, radishes, spring and large onions, mushrooms, new potatoes and sweet potatoes continue to be offered in addition to honey, cheese, pasta, artisan breads, pies, cookies, cake balls, soup & dessert mixes, herb-infused sorbet, chips and salsa, granola, spice blends, pecans, spiced nuts, Texas olive oil, coffee and tea.
Find bedding plants for spring/summer color, herbs or vegetables. Look for doggie treats, custom soaps and soy candles, worm castings, worm wine or pre-order vermi-composting kits.
Be sure to check with the artisan vendors as they often add new, interesting flavors to their line-ups.
The market is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon from mid-April to mid-September with a special Thanksgiving market in November. Vendors include Holleman Farms for beef, chicken, pork and eggs, Stephanie’s Cookies, Joy Farms and Lucido Pastas. Located on the parking lot between Celebration Restaurant and Market.
Fort Worth's producer-only farmers market features fresh, local produce and artisan food products, all grown or made within 150 miles. Cowtown Farmers Market has been serving the community for more than 30 years. Rain or shine, vendors set up under tents in the parking lot of Edelweiss Restaurant, on the traffic circle. for more information, www.cowtownfarmersmarket.com.
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
A bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables creates a colorful welcome to those who appreciate the "buy fresh, buy local" idea. Seasonal fruits create a spectacular palette! The freshest vegetables in North Dallas will excite your culinary talents! Also available are pasture fed beef, pork, lamb, and the freshest eggs you'll find. Buy pasta, seafood, cheesecake, muffins, gourmet items, and honey - all fresh! Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or sell-out. Open May 5 to Oct. 20, 2012.
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 8:30am - 11:30am
This event is free and open to the public.
According to Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen, authors of The Urban Homestead, “The laying hen is the indisputable queen of urban stock. Chickens are so easy to raise and useful in so many ways, it is easy to see why they are popular. Anywhere you find people, you are likely to find chickens – they are nearly as ubiquitous as dogs and have been for thousands of years since they were first lured out of the jungles of East Asia and into domestication.” Students attending this class will learn about the many varieties of chickens, which are best for eggs and meat, about chicken coops, and other benefits and challenges to having chickens in an urban setting.
*Part of Irving’s Urban Farming Lecture Series
Saturday, June 2
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Senter East Building
228 Chamberlain St.
Speaker: Dan Probst, Owner/Proprietor of Bageniece Farms in Poetry, Texas
Dan says, "Backyard chickens are about eggs, family involvement and fun." He has spent 40 years in the food service and food industry from restaurateur to chef and major food company executive. He moved to Poetry, Texas in 2006 and began raising chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese. Probst currently breeds 25 different breeds of poultry. Probst is very active with "backyard chicken legal matters" in the DFW area as well as the education of potential and new poultry owners. To learn more, visit www.polishfarm.com.
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 8:45am - 12:30pm
Host Organization: REI Dallas
Event Direction: This preserve is located in the heart of the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas. http://g.co/maps/7yhdv To get there from Interstate 35E, take Illinois west and just past S. Hampton make a left on Pierce. To get there from Loop 12, take Illinois east and just past Westmoreland, turn right on Pierce. Public Transit: Take the Dallas DART rail redline to Westmoreland (last stop southbound), which drops off very close to the trailhead. Bikes are allowed on the trains.
Event Description: Join the Texas Land Conservancy, REI and Groundwork Dallas for a wonderful volunteer day at the Oak Cliff Nature Preserve in the heart of the Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas. This 120-acre preserve has 8-miles of trails maintained by the Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association and visited by thousands of bikers and hikers each year. Now it's time to give back. Help us fight invasive species, maintain the trails, and pick up trash on this well-loved preserve. Please arrive by 8:45 so we can begin promptly at 9:00. Bring closed-toed shoes, water, and sunscreen. If you have them, bring your favorite work gloves and pruning tools (loppers or handsaws). We'll work until noon, and then enjoy lunch, generously provided by REI! Bring a hat, closed shoes, water bottle, sunscreen, work gloves, trail tools and lots of enthusiasm!
Check the REI Dallas and Plano websites or call your local REI store for additional information and to register for this service project! Email Renee Shippey @ REI Dallas: email@example.com, Chuck Blaum @ REI Plano: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Callie Thompson: email@example.com for inqueries and information.
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
City of Dallas Water Utilities, City of Dallas Stormwater Management, City of Dallas Park & Recreation, Texas AgriLife Extension, the Dallas County Master Gardeners and the Town of Addison are teaming up with surrounding cities to demonstrate the beauty of Water-Wise and EarthKind™ gardening with the 18th annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour.
Dallas County Master Gardeners will be conducting free 30 minute talks on Water-Wise gardening every hour on the hour at each of the tour headquarters. Dallas County Master Gardener volunteers will also be assisting homeowners and helping answer questions about the plants and landscapes on the tour.
The first 100 visitors at each of the three tour headquarters will receive a free hose nozzle. For more information on this tour, call the Water Conservation Hotline at (214) 670-3155 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
National Trails Day ®: The first Saturday of June is National Trails Day.
Come out to the Nature Center and make your mark on our trails. Start the morning volunteering with Natural Guard improving our trails.
Natural Guard: Individuals can help keep the Nature Center beautiful by volunteering for Natural Guard. Volunteers assist Refuge staff in trail maintenance, brush clearing, bridge building and much more.
For all Natural Guard volunteers, join us for a hike along the Canyon Ridge Trail and learn about the CCC’s contribution to the Nature Center.
Natural Guard is from 9 am - 12pm.
CCC Hike is from 1 - 4 p.m.
$5 (with paid admission)/ MEMBERS and 6/2/2012 Natural Guard Volunteers FREE.
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
National Trails Day - Trail Hikes
Four Guided Trail Hikes will depart from the Science Center at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm in celebration of National Trails Day. RSVP for one of the hikes by calling 817.860.6752. Trail is not stroller friendly.
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 6:00pm
WHEN: Saturday, 6/2
WHERE: Crystal Canyon Natural Area / Preserve
North Arlington - SE corner of Brown Blvd & N. Collins
Celebrate National Trails Day & join Master Naturalist Jim Varnum for a trail walk at Arlington's newest preserve. More details to follow, but please mark your calendar & plan to join us!
Since parking is limited, please RSVP so we can plan ahead to avoid parking problems.
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Benefit Concert for North Texas Peace and Justice Community
Benefit Concert hosted By
Dallas Peace Center, CodePINK, Hope 4 Peace and Justice, Pax Christi-Dallas, North Texas Veterans for Peace, Jobs with Justice, Occupy Dallas, Dallas MoveOn
Saturday, June 2, 6 p.m. Reception. 7 p.m. Performance.
Interfaith Peace Chapel Cathedral of Hope 5910 Cedar Springs Rd. Dallas
$10 suggested donation at the door. No one turned away
RSVP and more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dallas Peace Center | 5910 Cedar Springs Rd | Dallas | TX | 75235-6806
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Stargeezer Star Party- Garland