Mar 20 2019

Seed Preschool: Seed Fundraiser Sale - Dallas (Thru March 20)

Mar 6 2019 - 8:00am to Mar 21 2019 - 5:00pm
Online sale TX

Welcome to Seed Preschool's Second Annual Seed Fundraiser! Once again, we are offering organic, heirloom seeds from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. This year, there are more seed kits as well as individual seed packets. This is an online fundraiser. Click here to buy seeds

Help us raise money for our nature school programs. Your contribution helps support general operating expenses, Matilda's maintenance, books and materials, and more through the seasons. This is a quick two-week fundraising blitz. Sales begin March 5 and will end on March 20 which happens to be the Vernal Equinox (the first day of spring) and the full moon - surely an auspicious day to conclude our fundraising. Seeds will be delivered locally in early April. Thank you for your support!

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Lanterns in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru May 12)

Mar 9 2019 - 6:00pm to May 12 2019 - 10:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Lantern festivals are a central part of Chinese culture and date back thousands of years. Join us as this ancient tradition comes to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden where you will see over 20 sets of lanterns crafted from silk, wire and steel and where you can spend an evening filled with fun, food, and adventure. This event offers visitors the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia.

Tarrant County College NE: Smart Phone Apps to Explore Nature: Hurst (Thru March 22)

Mar 18 2019 - 1:00pm to Mar 22 2019 - 5:00pm
Tarrant County College Northeast Campus
828 Harwood Road
Hurst , TX

Class taught 3 afternoons: March 18, 20, 22, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Annabelle Corboy and Martha Siegel are teaching a hands-on workshop in which students will download and learn to use free Smartphone Apps that can help them explore and document the natural world. The focus will be on iNaturalist, using it to post observations and help identify them. Some of the most powerful aspects of iNaturalist are only available through the website, so we will take a look at those features as well.

We will also look at Merlin Bird ID and AllTrails. If time and weather permit, the last class will include a field trip to a nearby park.

Students must have a Smartphone. Both Androids and iPhones will be supported. This class is part of the Senior Education program at Tarrant County College and is open to citizens 55 and older.

Sign up for CSCX-1027-23005 ASC: Smartphone Apps for Nature.

Info: Annabelle, 817-683-1739 or [email protected]


ACTION ALERT! Save the Belmont Hotel - Dallas

Mar 20 2019 - 7:00am to Mar 21 2019 - 11:00pm

The Belmont, a historic iconic structure in Oak Cliff that developer Monte Anderson renovated, is in trouble. The owners that bought it from Anderson in 2015 have let it fall into disrepair. 

A small grassroots group has gotten the Belmont placed on the docket to be considered for landmark status. The hearing is March 21.  

Show community support by emailing Yolanda Hernandez and express your support in giving Landmark status to the Belmont.  

[email protected]

Downwinders at Risk: Southern Sector Rising Launch - Dallas

Mar 20 2019 - 12:00pm
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Flag Rm
Dallas , TX

Downwinders at Risk has joined with the Joppa Freedman’s Association, Neighbors United/Vecino Unidos, the Highland Hills Community Action Committee, Sierra Club/BeyondCoal, Pax Christi Dallas, and other Dallas groups in initiating a campaign aimed at uniting residents who live along and south of the Trinity River, and their allies to say “enough is enough.”

Campaign launch at Dallas City Hall, with call to action to help Marsha Jackson, who lives next to Blue Star, an ashpalt shingle recycling business, which features a several story high mountain of shingles.


Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: A Walk Through the Clouds - Fort Worth

Mar 20 2019 - 6:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Tonight, Dr. Mike Slattery takes us on a journey through Costa Rica. He will talk about TCUs programs in the country that he has been running since 2001, including the completion of the TCU Tropical Research Station and the Green Macaw Protection Initiative. 

We have a potluck at 6:30, so bring a dish to share. We provide plates, utensils and drinks; please try to bring your own cup.