Eight-hour course with Dr Mark A Matocha to prepare individuals licensing with the Texas Department of Agriculture in the Ornamental and Turf Pest Control category. $150 includes training manuals and instruction.

Earth Day Dallas hopes to catalyze a "green" movement in North Texas by staging a two-day event on April 22nd and 23rd over several city blocks in the Dallas Arts District.  We anticipate 500 civic, corporate and non-profit participants engaged in an event that will be the biggest and best Earth Day celebration in this part of the United States.  Sponsors currently include:

    * The Environmental Protection Agency
    * D Magazine
    * The Nature Conservancy
    * Chevrolet
    * Dallas Independent School District
    * Half Price Books

This will be the seminal event in an ongoing movement to showcase green business and civic efforts that improve North Texas and the lives of North Texans.  Events will focus on entertaining, inspiring and educating attendees with various ways to think, work and live green by showcasing emerging green technology and providing eco-friendly activities.

    * Up to 50,000 visitors in the downtown Arts District (accessible by DART).

After a long winter, spring brings many delights, including our annual wildflowers. Join a naturalist who will take you to the best spots to observe these beauties. Bring your camera as this may be a great opportunity to take pictures of the famous Texas
Bluebonnets. $5 (with paid admission)/MEMBERS FREE.

Organic Farming and Fruit Tree Class at Red Bud Ranch, 353 P. R.
1767 Chico, TX. Jay from organic Rabbit Hill Farm and organic Tropical
John are teaching veggie farming & fruit trees
in Wise County. Register & coffee at 8 am, classes start at 9 am.
Please RSVP to Kathy so they will know how many people to expect, but
pay owners $15 fee at door.
Phone 940 644-1849 Cell 214 673-6660. Get directions to ranch from
owner, Kathy. It is west of Alvord. There is both farming and ranching

Free video showing of “Global Gardener” with Permaculture Founder, Bill Mollison. Video features many short clips of Permaculture from around the world at REI, 972 490-5989, Guadalupe Peak room, 2nd floor, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas, 75244, located between Midway and Welch on the north access road to I-635 between Guitar Center and Haverty's.

Come to this interesting, fun, informative, and free talk by noted Permaculture Instructor and Consultant, Dick Pierce. Permaculture is sustainable agriculture, organic gardening, and green building/living at its best. Dick has taught Permaculture Design Courses in Austin and Martha's Vineyard for many years and will introduce Permaculture from 7-8:30 pm. Come early (6 pm) for light snacks and to talk to various nonprofit groups that will have tables here: DFW Ecovillage, Transition Dallas, Dallas Cohousing, Slow Money, Feed Texas First, and several other nonprofits. REI, 972 490-5989, Guadalupe Peak room, 2nd floor, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas, 75244, located between Midway and Welch on the north access road to I-635 between Guitar Center and Haverty's.

Join the Coppell Community Gardens and the Cozby Public Library for Composting 101 on Saturday, April 23rd.

This FREE class will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Cozby Public Library (177 N. Heartz) in Coppell.

Diane Lowe, longtime CCG volunteer and current VP of the CCG Board, will
be teaching the class. Please note, portions of this class will be
held outdoors.

Join us for this FREE class on drip irrigation systems. Billy Kniffen will show attendees how to set up a drip irrigation system using both rain barrels and your water supply.

The class will be held at the Fire Training Room, which is located at 133 Parkway Blvd. (on the south side of Fire Station #3).

It is free to attend and open to the public.

The Coppell Community Gardens will be holding another “Make & Take” Rain Barrel class on Saturday, 4/23. The class will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Coppell Fire Training Room (133 Parkway Blvd., on the south side of the Fire Station).

The cost of the class is $30 per person (one barrel per person and per household, please). Pre-registration is required for this class and space is limited! All registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. If the class fills, a waiting list will be started.

To register for the class, please send an e-mail with your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER & E-MAIL ADDRESS to: KCB@coppelltx.gov. You will receive a confirmation verifying your spot in the class or notifying you that you have been placed on the waiting list.