Eight sessions of gardening for fun for second, third and fourth-graders. Held Wednesdays Sept. 5 through Oct. 24. Cost: $30 residents, $40 non-residents. Online registration required: livegreeninplano.obsres.com
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each week, March 22-Oct. 20. On top of all the great local produce they always have, this year they're offering local organics. Check out their website to see list of vendors.
The Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market is a community-oriented market focusing on Texas provided foods, arts, crafts, services and wares. It is open every Friday and Saturday. 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. Visit their website to learn more about vendors.
Citizen Forester classes cover basic tree physiology, tree ID, proper planting and pruning techniques, insects and diseases, plus proper care and maintenance. For more information, email email@example.com or call 213-670-1509.
The Dallas Arboretum hosts the 7th annual Tour des Fleurs 10K/20K on Sept. 15. Races begin at 7:30 a.m. Shuttle buses begin running at 6 a.m. Course winds around White Rock Lake and through Lakewood neighborhood. Post-race party features live music, food, drink. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum.
The Chef’s Table Program cooking demonstration for the 2012 Keller Farmers Market season is being hosted Saturday, September 15th by Chef Melody Fitzgerald of Southern Breeze Market Cafe, and Sugar & Frosting. http://southernbreezemarketcafe.com/about.html#/
Keller Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8A – noon from May – Oct, around the Keller Town Hall Fountain. For more information about the market, vendors and sponsors, and for directions, visit www.kellerfarmersmarket.com.
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!
The Grand Prairie Farmers Market is open in downtown Grand Prairie, selling fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, coffee, tea, tamales, jellies and relishes, grass-fed meats, homemade soaps, candles and more. Check out the Farmers Market Calendar on the GPFM website for a listing of special events, including cooking demonstrations, festivals and holiday market.
Everything sold here is either grown, raised or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth.
The North Central Texas Farmers Market Corp. operates two markets weekly at this time of year.
Westside: 3821 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth. 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays (year-round).
Downtown Fort Worth: 1000 Throckmorton St., Federal Plaza Park in front of Lanham Plaza (federal building). 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays (through December).
The Coppell Farmers Market is a one-stop shopping trip for fresh, seasonal produce, pastured meats, eggs, breads and locally made foods. All products sold at the Coppell Farmers Market are grown, raised and/or produced directly by the vendor within the North Central Texas region, with the exception of full disclosure and approval of selling another’s product.
Weekly and seasonal offerings:
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.
We are a non-profit organization whose aim is to promote health and fitness through Volkssporting, a fun way to see new sights and meet new people. Volkssports include walking, biking and swimming events. Most of our events are Volksmarches. Volksmarch is a German word for "Walk of the People." A Volksmarch is on measured routes (usually 10K). We mark our walk routes with streamers or we provide written instructions or a map. See website for membership application and club fact sheet.
Two-day class Sept.15 and Sept. 22. Complete the course - learn the skills, gain the knowledge and be encouraged. Community Service - volunteer 8 hours within the program (generally at the garden where your class was hosted). COST: $30 per person (Must register and pay in advance by going to
click on the 'buy now' utton, and complete the process to reserve
your spot in the class. Payment must be received by by Sept. 13.
Transform your property into a sustainable, food producing, eco-friendly habitat. Our workshops feature some of the best and brightest eco-minded enthusiasts in the DFW area. The USE workshops are designed for beginning and advanced gardeners and/or eco-friendly homeowners who are seeking solutions to move their homestead to the next level of sustainability.
Cost: $100 each or $80 per workshop when you register for both USE workshops. To register, go to the Texas Worm Ranch website and click on the "U.S.E." tab where you can pay via PayPal or by check (with a deadline of 14 days prior to each workshop.)
Second workshop held on Sept. 29.
See website for itinerary. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to preserve abundant harvests with a hands on class taught by long-time gardener and canner Tina Arons, who was featured in the Star Telegram recently. Attendees will learn basic pickling and no fuss canning. Have fun learning plus you get a glass jar of the locally grown produce that we can.
Please register online or come in to the shop to pre-pay. Paying ahead of time secures your spot. If we get more attendees than will fit in our kitchen, those who haven't secured their spot will be kindly asked to come to another canning class offered later to accommodate the interest.
NOTE: If you are coming to only the canning class, then please feel free to register and pay online. If you are an active member AND/OR also coming to the Fall Gardening and City Farming Workshop, then your class fee is reduced to $10 and you will need to come in to the shop to get your discount. Members who have done their volunteer hours can come to the canning class for $5 if they don't take a jar.
Learn about green living from local experts and then tour the Environmental Education Center, Plano's only LEED Platinum certified building. At this third Saturday event, attendees will learn how to grow and preserve fall vegetables. Event is free.
By composting we can reduce the amount of waste we send to the landfill. In fact, at least 30% of the material sent to the landfill is organic and could be composted at home. Composting at home is easy: Join us for a free class to learn how you can compost in your own backyard. Spaces are limited so please call us now at 214-670-4475 to reserve your seat.
The North Texas Electric Auto Association’s goal is to support local EV enthusiasts and to promote and educate the public regarding the benefits of electric vehicles.
All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public.
There will be updates on members projects and a Q & A session.
Interested in nature and would like to share it with others? Attend this informative meeting to learn more about becoming a Docent (Nature Teacher) at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge. For more information or to register, please call Laura Veloz at (817) 392-7413. FREE.
Educators: fill your lesson plans while filling your supply shelves. Spend a day earning SBEC authorized CPE credits while learning techniques to implement the natural world into all areas of your elementary curriculum. Working lunch included. 5 hours awarded. $30; $24 for TDG Members. Register in advance.
Fall Gardening and City Farming Workshop - $30.
* Grow all year long, extend your fall crops for a winter and early spring harvest.
* Learn how and what to plant for the winter.
* City chicks and urban quackers care and reasons to bring on a site.
* What's a chicken tractor?
* Instructions on winterization of crops like carrots to take you into an early spring harvest.
* Pro and cons of winter gardening
* Cover crops
* Get tips on making a great compost pile for your spring garden.
* Early Pot luck dinner @ 4pm
* Fall Community Agriculture - Location TBA/optional farming of garlic and other root crops. Shares available and dependent on yield.
* Meet back at Elizabeth Anna City farm to ride bikes to Zeo Carlos for brew, tunes and relaxation.
Members who have fulfilled volunteers hours pay only $15 for the workshop or join an hour for free.
Also, add a canning class to the beginning of the workshop from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. for an additional $10. All are welcome to join the farming on location and pot luck for free.
Every Saturday, Elizabeth Anna’s hosts a local and organic market featuring in-season produce, fresh eggs and ground wheat bread along with other baked goods. Pre-order meat & dairy. Check the website for specials of the week and sneak peaks at our recipe kits.
The acronym stands for Water Awareness Through Education and Recreation. Celebrate the wonderful resource of water with a variety of family-friendly activities, crafts and demonstrations at the water science fair at River Legacy Living Science Center.
BRIT partners with Texas AgriLife to discover the world of herbs. Learn the rich history of herbs along with their medicinal uses, how to grow/cultivate and how to personalize favorites for daily use. During the hands-on portion of the class, participants will create their own customized infused oil blends and decant into a decorative amphora bottle to take home. Cost: $50.00 per person; $45.00 per member (refreshments included). Pre-registration required.
Redenta's will host a free fall vegetable class in both stores. Learn all you need to know to have a beautiful and plentiful fall garden. Receive 10% off anything in the store that day if you attend the class.
A look at some of the botanical illustrations from the BRIT library collection. The presentation will examine the history of printing, the development of botanical illustration and how they combined to produce the works of art that we have available to enjoy. Program will be presented by librarian Gary Jennings.
Join us for shark-inspired drink specials, shark trivia, a sustainable/local menu and a discussion with award-winning shark conservationist, marine biologist and documentary filmmaker David McGuire on hammerhead and great white shark conservation (talk begins @ 6 PM). If you haven't heard about the issues facing sharks, apex predators essential for sustaining sea life, see the article that ran in the Christian Science Monitor: http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2012/0813/This-Shark-Week-let-s-love-an-animal-that-scares-us. McGuire is also speaking at the Museum of Nature and Science on Sept. 16. See GSDFW calendar listing.
In the midst of our move to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, a priceless Museum artifact has gone missing! Can it be found before the light of day reveals the empty space to our visitors? Gather clues as you sleuth through optical illusions, fingerprinting, and use the science of chromatography. You'll even take a peek at items from the MNS collections closet, rarely seen by our everyday guests.
Mystery in the Museum also includes a pizza snack, continental breakfast, an IMAX® screening of Whales and a hair-raising popular live show Electric Theater.
The 21st Annual Trinity River Trash Bash is hosted by the Tarrant Regional Water District. Sign up to join the cleanup on the TRWD website and order a free T-shirt. An After-Bash Party will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with free food, soft drinks, snow cones, exhibitors and Radio Disney.
Join Master Naturalist Clyde Camp for a night walk and Astronomy on the Meadow. The walk is generally held on the Saturday or Sunday closest to the New Moon but check the website calendar for specific dates and status of that month's walk.
Meet at the Suncreek Park circular parking lot (just west from the normal Connemara entrance on Alma - see map ) at 9 p.m. sharp and then walk to the Meadow the back way.
Sign up on the Connemara website and see the Event Notice for more information on what to bring and what to wear. The walk is about 1.5 miles. This event is not appropriate for young children.