Whether you're trying to grow (or planning to grow) fruits, nuts and/or berries at home for their superior flavor, to save money or just want to know where your food comes from, this class is for you! This program teaches you how to become more water efficient in your "urban orchard,” what plants and varieties work best in our area, the basics of pest control, proper pruning methods and other practical ways to increase production. Free.

Are you working on starting a community garden? Always wondered what it takes to get started Involved with a garden that would benefit from a little extra help? This workshop is for you!

Who should attend:

•Anyone in leadership in a community garden setting

•Anyone thinking about or working with others to start a community garden

$25/person. $15/for additional person from same garden. Limited scholarships available.

Three sessions: 

1. Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m.

2. Feb. 9, 6-9 p.m.

3. Feb. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Onions and potatoes are two easy-to-grow winter vegetables that everyone loves. Marshall Grain staffers will teach you everything you need to know to grow them successfully using organic methods.  Learn which varieties are best for Texas, and provide you with all the details on how to plant, maintain and harvest them. Free.

Two days of networking, community-building and learning from expert instructors, plus tons of great add-ons like pre-conference workshops and farm tours.

Join us for the final market of the season! Shop your favorite local vendors for holiday meals and holiday steals! Locally crafted gifts for everyone in the family! 

"So You Think You Want Bees" is a beginner-level presentation provided by Trinity Valley Beekeepers Association for soon-to-be beekeepers in the Dallas area. This winter class is taught by Ryan Giesecke, president of TVBA. Ryan will talk through reasons to keep bees, considerations and concerns involved in urban beekeeping, and what can be done now to prepare for your upcoming first spring, as well as touching on hive styles and options for getting your first bees.

For December, we're heading back to Craft and Growler in Exposition Park (near Fair Park in Dallas). We had a great time during our last visit here - looking forward to another! Craft and Growler is next door to Pizza Lounge, so you can order vegan pizza for delivery, and those pizzas are legit! (I like the sauerkrauter)

Bring your growler and fill up with one of C&G's 42 taps including local beers, ciders, & root beer!

Plant foods or animal products? Organic or conventional? Come join us as health teacher Michael Little explores the multiple choices we all make when we sit down to eat.

Celebrate the work that the local NPAT chapters have achieved. 

$15, includes meatloaf sliders, potato skins, fruit plate, grilled veg platter.


Organizers for Mighty Earth's #CleanItUpTyson campaign will be delivering the thousands of petitions they’ve collected in the past few months to local Tyson Foods facilities. 

Here in Dallas, in less than three months, 1,400 people have signed petitions asking Tyson Foods, America's largest meat company, to reduce their pollution and protect our water. Over 55 organizations and small businesses, representing over 35,000 Texans, have also signed our coalition letter asking Tyson to do the right thing.