Jul 30 2022

Prairie View A&M University: Urban Agriculture Development Grant - Deadline Aug. 1

Jul 1 2022 - 8:00am to Aug 1 2022 - 5:00pm

For Profit Farmers, Non-Profit Agriculture Serving Organizations , and Churches are invited to apply for CEP assistance with the following key conservation objectives: 

1. Provide learning experiences in natural resources conservation to communities. 

2. Address food deserts. 

3. Create farming projects that develop properties into vegetable and fruit
production sites. 

4. Improve access to healthy, affordable food at a local level. 

5. Water conservation. 

6. Increase pollinator habitat.
7. Leverage non-federal resources to achieve positive natural resources conservation outcomes 

Proposals will be accepted for projects located in Texas. CEP anticipates that the total amount awarded under this announcement in Federal fiscal year 2022 will be approximately $30,000. 

This opportunity is open to all for profit urban farm entities except schools, CBO, and non profits for competitive consideration of cooperative agreement awards for one year in duration. 

Info: Flyer. Also see website link below.

Contact: Jeremy Peaches, [email protected]

Junior Master Naturalist Program: Registration - Deadline Aug. 1

Jul 1 2022 - 8:00am to Aug 1 2022 - 5:00pm
Coppell , TX

Led by the city of Coppell's Biodiversity Education Center's educational staff and North Texas Master Naturalist volunteers, this program combines engaging classroom training with inspiring field-based discovery to help young people develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of Texas' ecosystems. Through hands-on explorations and outdoor adventures, students will gain the knowledge and skills to become a lover of nature and responsible steward of the environment.

Registration for the 2022 to 2023 Junior Master Naturalists program opens July 1 and closes Aug. 1, 2022. Register at www.coppellactivities.com. Space is limited.

See schedule and details on website link below.

Texas Discovery Garden: Native Plant Symposium - Dallas and Virtual

Jul 30 2022 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

Want to attract beautiful and beneficial pollinators like butterflies and moths to your garden? Learn about the special relationships that exist between several native plant species and the butterflies and moths that use them, beyond monarchs and milkweeds! Explore why native plants are essential to healthy ecosystems, the role of nectar and host plants, and how these insects find the desired host plant species upon which to lay their eggs. This talk will leave you with the knowledge and resources needed to encourage and appreciate a wider diversity of caterpillars, butterflies, and moths in a Texas native plant garden.

In-person registration fees cover first-come, first-serve guided native plant tours throughout Discovery Gardens, breakfast and snacks, Maeve Bassett’s in-person talk, DIY garden signs, and a hosted streaming of Jim and Lynne Weber’s talk at the Gardens.

Those wanting to participate in native plant garden tours must indicate their interest accordingly when registering for the Native Plant Symposium due to limited space. Sold out of garden tours and want to be put on a wait list?
Email [email protected].

Both talks will be available virtually. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants the morning of the event.

See details on website link below.