Aug 19 2021

City of Fort Worth: Environmental Excellence Awards Call for Entries - Deadline Extended

Jul 8 2021 - 7:00am to Sep 17 2021 - 5:00pm

Deadline extended to Sept. 17, 2021

The City of Fort Worth has issued a call for entries for the 2021 Environmental Excellence Awards.

Innovation Awards will be presented in the areas of:

    •    Water Use & Process Improvement

    •    Water Conservation

    •    Stormwater 

    •    Air Quality

    •    Land Redevelopment

    •    Solid Waste Reduction & Recycling

Recognition Awards include:

    •    Fort Worth Friendly Landscapes

    •    SmartWater Award

See website link below for details, eligibility requirements and application.

The awards will be handed out during a luncheon ceremony Wednesday, Nov. 3, at River Ranch Stockyards, 500 N.E. 23rd St., Fort Worth

Info: for more information

Dallas Arboretum: Plant Trials Field Day - Dallas

Aug 19 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas , TX

The Dallas Arboretum invites industry professionals to its annual Plant Trials Field Day. Arboretum Horticulture staff will share the garden’s trial results from the acclaimed trial garden program that include data of what plants performed well and which ones survived the Texas weather this past year. The garden also provides awards – FlameProof® and Arboretum Approved – for plants that have thrived and outperformed others.

Another benefit is for suppliers, breeders, growers and landscapers to network with each other and to share best practices. Attendees are able to tour the trial gardens, including the vegetable trial garden that the Arboretum has tested for six years. In 2019, the Dallas Arboretum opened the Tom and Phyllis McCasland Horticulture Center, where the staff has been growing nearly 60 percent of the plants for the garden in a controlled environment before transplanting them to the Arboretum, thus saving thousands of dollars.

Another highlight is A Tasteful Place, a 3.5-acre area dedicated to growing, harvesting and preparing fresh vegetables, herbs and fruits in a healthful manner. The vegetables that have been trialed are transplanted and used in this potager garden, or working kitchen garden, for samplings, demonstrations and more.

Onsite Check-in & Registration: 10 a.m.

Lunch & Networking: 11:30 a.m.

Presentation of Winners: 1-3 p.m.

$25 online

Green Source On the Air: Female Eco Warriors - Zoom

Aug 19 2021 - 6:00pm
Zoom TX

'Green Source On the Air,' is a monthly Zoomcast produced by and the Memnosyne Institute. Sponsored by Dallas College, John and Margie Haley, EarthX and the Dallas Sierra Club.

This month's show is organized by Dallas College. The theme is Female Eco-Warriors: Who Are They and What Have They Done

Panelists include Terry Shultz, sales director for United Electronic Recycling Inc. and founder of the Dallas-based non-profit Women in the Environment. Margie Jackson Haley, a Dallas-based environmental activist and philanthropist and winner of the GSDFW Lifetime Achievement Award.Lori Delacruz Lewis, Assistant Director of Sustainability Education at Dallas College. Georgeann Elliott Moss, Executive Administrator of Sustainability Outreach and Initiatives for Dallas College.

Attend the show:

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Plants in Art, Through the Ages - Zoom

Aug 19 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Zoom TX

Humans have always been drawn to plants, and the history of art is full of depictions of vegetation of all types. Join art historian Erin Starr White in this spirited exploration of art whose subject includes flowers, stems, leaves and trees. Artists from the Western artistic tradition will be our focus, from van Gogh to O’Keeffe – and beyond!

Cost: $37/$32 member

Save Tarrant Water: Gardening with Ornamental Grasses - Online

Aug 19 2021 - 6:00pm
Online TX

Ornamental grasses can come in many different colors, textures, and sizes, adding diversity to any landscape. Large, clumping grasses are often low water use and require little maintenance. Learn about a variety of ornamental grasses suitable for North Texas landscapes and how to design them in your landscape.

This is a free online event. Register here to receive information on how to participate. Register even if you can't attend during the event to get access to the recording afterwards.

After registering, check your email for instructions on how to join the live event. Your registration is not complete until you click the link sent to your email a few days before the event.

The class will be one hour long and taught by a Tarrant County Master Gardener. Stick around after the presentation for a live Q+A session.

This event is brought to you by North Richland Hills and Tarrant Regional Water District.