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Mon, 07/16/2012 (Ongoing) - Fri, 08/10/2012 (Ongoing)
“Trashing Our Treasure” Photography Exhibit at Dallas City Hall, Main Lobby July 16-August 10, 2012
Dallas, TX, July 15, 2012 – Shared FUEL, a Dallas-based sustainable nonprofit, today announced that “Trashing Our Treasure,” a photography exhibit of litter at White Rock Lake, will be displayed in the main lobby of Dallas City Hall from July 16 through August 10. The event is free and open to the public.
Designed to educate, inform and motivate individuals to be aware of the environmental consequences of litter on our green public places, “Trashing Our Treasure” debuted during last year’s centennial celebration of White Rock Lake. The exhibit focuses on unnatural predators, such as styrofoam, plastics, aluminum cans and glass, that accumulate along the shoreline, particularly during storm events, and encroach upon the area’s wildlife habitats.
According to Alison Parker, exhibit coordinator and Shared FUEL’s program chair of The Litter Project, “We are excited about showcasing this educational exhibit at City Hall and encourage families to view it. We hope the photography transforms how people think about litter and its impact on nature.”
Says Annemarie Marek, president of Shared FUEL, “We care deeply about White Rock Lake because it is a green retreat for so many diverse groups and people in our city. We are very excited about the visual conversation that this show will generate and hope that it will motivate all to collaborate and innovate better ways to mitigate the litter problem.“
About Shared FUEL
Shared FUEL (Shared Focus on Urban Environmental Leadership) is a Dallas-based 501(c) (3), founded by three East Dallas neighbors. Shared FUEL’s mission is to collaborate and create sustainable programs that educate and enlighten neighborhoods and communities on the value of nurturing people and protecting our shared, natural resources. For more information visit: www.sharedfuel.org
Wed, 07/25/2012 - 7:30am - 1:00pm
Fresh produce is picked in the morning for you to purchase during the day and enjoy that evening. Four farmers market locations are starting up in June with three locations in Fort Worth and one in Richland Hills. You can pay for your produce using cash, credit and debit cards or a Lone Star/SNAP or WIC card.
Operated by The North Central Texas Farmers Market Association which runds state-certified and city-licensed farmers markets in Tarrant County, and is a member of the Farmers Market Coalition.
Markets are producer-only; that is, everything sold must be grown or produced with 150 miles of the market. The association inspects each vendor annually to verify that each is growing/producing all that is offered for sale at market. No re-sellers are allowed. No produce imported from areas outside of the 150-mile radius is allowed
Farmers market locations, days and times:
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
3821 SW. Blvd., Fort Worth 76116
Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
6980 Baker Blvd., Richland Hills 76118
Tarrant County Public Health, Dr. Marion J. Brooks Building
Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
1101 S. Main St., Fort Worth 76104
Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
1500 Circle Dr., Fort Worth 76119
Wed, 07/25/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Preserve the season! Have you wanted to get started pickling and canning but didn't know where to begin? This class will give you all the information you need to get started preserving the bounty of your garden or local farmer's market. The focus is on sterilizing, types of pickling, and preserving with waterbath canning.
Samples will be available and you'll get all the information you need to get started canning at home!
When: Wednesday July 25, 2012 from 7-9 pm
Where: Dallas Farmer's Market 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas, TX 75201 at the corner of Pearl Expwy and Farmers in the Multi Purpose Room on the second level.
Free parking with security. To park drive under the outdoor bridge between the two buildings and park in the rear. Enter the building on the right (where the Pegasus statue is) and take the elevator to the second level. Cross the outdoor bridge to enter the Multi Purpose Room.