This list was compiled by Gardeners in Community Development (GICD) for the purpose of facilitating the interaction between community garden groups across North Texas, and to assist those who may wish to volunteer or in other way support the development of community gardening.
Earthx, formerly Earth Day Texas, is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way North Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profits worlds to unite and show North Texans how green lifestyles choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.
Describing New York City's first cohousing project, a New York Times article said cohousing speaks to people who want to own a home but not feel lost in an impersonal city. That's how we feel.
And we want to live sustainably, with a smaller carbon footprint. To know our neighbors, grow some of our own food and use our united buying power to support local farmers and dairies. We want to model a more resilient way of life for the DFW metroplex.
We want to live in a diverse community, with old and young, singles and couples, varied backgrounds.
We're growing a community of like-minded folks who'd like to live cooperatively in urban Dallas, close to a DART station.
Our vision is that the community is affordable, with a lease-to-own option if possible.
We're at the forming stage, which means we're drawing together a core group of people willing to commit financially.
We've located some possible properties; the investor-members will determine which property works for our shared vision.
Meet other local people who are making their lives more sustainable--whether in leaps or tiny steps. We are interested in many areas of sustainable living: organic gardening, permaculture, starting a green community, homesteading, lobbying our political leaders to create a more sustainable environment, climate change, peak 0il, and preparedness.
Most of us are urban or exurban dwellers who are trying to create a positive impact on our environment and develop varied degrees of self sufficiency. Some of us are also interested in creating/moving to a sustainable eco-community.
If you are interested in living more sustainably in your own local area east of Dallas, please join us as we learn the way of green and simple. We will network with each other; we will have outside talks on sustainable living from Solar to Rainwater Harvesting, from Permaculture to Organic Gardening/Farming, and from green remodeling to energy-efficient new building; we will invite local officials to our meetings in order to make our towns more sustainable and resilient.
If you reside (or want to reside) east of Dallas in towns such as Rockwall, Royse City, Heath, Forney, Terrell, Quinlan, Greenville, Wylie. Murphy, Sachse, Rowlett, Sunnyvale, Lone Oak, or anywhere in that general area, please come learn to make life easier, less expensive, and more sustainable with those in nearby communities. This is the perfect area for a Transition Initiative bioregion!
Close to home--I am tired of driving to Dallas to meet like-minded people. Maybe you are, too???
The North Texas Unit (formerly North and Central Texas Unit) of The Herb Society of America was founded in 1989 by a group of women dedicated to the 'use and delight' of herbs. We are a non-profit organization in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service regulation 501(c)3. Through the years our unit has grown and currently has over 35 members. Our mission is to promote the use and delight of herbs by sharing with the public and with each other our knowledge and zest for all things herbal.