1. The Camilleri Garden     10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    2749 6th Avenue

    Fort Worth, TX 76110

    The Camilleri garden was inspired by the beauty of the
    Mediterranean along with the arid yet lush island of Gozo, the
    homeowner’s birthplace. The garden reflects the colors and textures of
    Gozo and incorporates these elements with Texas-friendly perennials.
    Needing a space to provide fun and entertainment for their three boys,
    as well as many large family get-togethers, the Camilleris designed the
    gardens to be both functional and pleasing to the eye by dividing the
    areas with iron fencing, lattice trellises, and stone pathways. A small
    vineyard was planted on the north side of the property to provide a
    hobby for the wine lovers as well as to serve as a reminder of the Old
    World. A small organic herb and vegetable garden is located just outside

Admission to each garden is $5 per garden, or $20 for a day pass ticket
which includes all five gardens open on this date. Day pass tickets are
available now at all local Calloway's store locations, and on May 21st at each participating private garden.

Featuring food from CFM farmers & producers

prepared by The International Culinary School

The Art Institute of Dallas

Garden Tour & Appetizers - 5pm

Coppell Community Garden

450 S Denton Tap

Six-course Dinner, Wine & Live Music - 6pm

Grapevine Springs Park
345 W Bethel Rd

Tickets on sale at the Coppell Farmers Market Two Chef's Salsa booth.

Proceeds will help establish acceptance of a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program at the market and additional market promotion.

City of Dallas Water Utilities, City of Dallas Stormwater Management, City of Dallas Park & Recreation, Texas AgriLife Extension, the Dallas County Master Gardeners and the Town of Addison are teaming up with surrounding cities to demonstrate the beauty of Water-Wise and EarthKind™ gardening with the 17th annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour.

Dallas County Master Gardeners will be conducting free 30 minute talks on Water-Wise gardening every hour on the hour at each of the tour headquarters. Dallas County Master Gardener volunteers will also be assisting homeowners and helping answer questions about the plants and landscapes on the tour.

The first 100 visitors at each of the three tour headquarters will receive a free hose nozzle. For more information on this year’s tour, call the Water Conservation Hotline at (214) 670-3155 Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Click here for a map of the self-guiding Water-Wise Landscape Tour. Maps will also be available all tour headquarters.

Tour Headquarters

Fri, May 13 - “Permaculture & Alternate Finance/Banking/Commerce” by Permaculture instructor and consultant Dick Pierce and retired banker Steve Carlson. Free lecture features Re-Localization, Transition, Equity, Local /Slow Money, Local Food, Co-op’s, Co-op Business, Renewables. Doors open at 6:30 pm to talk to other groups at the Dallas AgriLife Research Center, 17360 Coit Rd, Dallas 75252. Dick speaks from 7 until 8:30.

Plant the Town Pink!

June 4th 6:30-9pm.

Details of the 2011 event here.


Raise Backyard Chickens
by Leslie Finical Halleck, NHG GM, MS. Learn
the basics of starting your backyard flock to enjoy fresh eggs, compost
and entertainment! Chicken Sale May 21st.


SAT, MAY 7th

FREE Film: Vanishing of the Bees
Refreshments and a great film about the plight of the bees and how we can help. From

What could be more fun than summer camp at the Dallas Arboretum? Our
all-time favorite Creature Feature returns with all new animals and
activities. Explore the world of Fairy Tales and visit our enchanting
castle exhibit. Become inspired by nature in Earth, Wind, Inspire, go
wild about bugs in Bug Club and discover Texas in Lone Star Adventure
Camp. These camps and more are available for children ages four to
twelve. Don’t miss the coolest camps in Dallas!

All camps are Monday – Friday

Half day camps: 9 am – 12 pm or 1pm- 4pm Members $108; Nonmember $120.

Survivor Camp: 9 am – 3:30 pm. Members $171; Nonmembers $190 * Bring a sack lunch daily

Lone Star Adventure Camp: 9 am – 3:30 pm. $250. DABS or TRAC members $225 * Bring a sack lunch daily

Little Critters: Tue – Thurs, 9am – 12pm. Members $90; Nonmembers $99

The Dallas Farmers Market welcomes its momentous 70th season. The Chef at the Market summer series kicks off at 10 am; the Inner City All Star Band will be performing on the plaza. Support local farmers, produce dealers, specialty food vendors and restaurant vendors.