This themed walk will be guided by a knowledgeable expert in a specific area. The walk is planned to take about two hours.

All ages are welcome.

Last Fall we did something similar with the subjects of Bugs, Owls, Feathered Friends and What's Sleeping in the Meadow.
Stay tuned for more information on this Spring's specific subject matter.

Please email to register your attendance.

EarthFest 2011 - Saturday April 2nd

Sponsored by Keep Allen Beautiful

Connemara Meadow Preserve

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

FREE for the entire family

Bring the family and celebrate the great outdoors.
Nature walks, bird watching, kayaking, wildlife demonstrations, kite flying and more!

Additional support provided by: REI, Montgomery Farm, Wal-Mart Green Team and Watters Creek Community collaborators include Allen Parks Foundation, BlackLand Prairie Master Naturalists, Allen Garden Club, Allen Independent School District, City of Allen, Connemara Conservancy Foundation, Ecoliteracy Project, and Texas Health – Allen.

Bring your binoculars and field guides if you have them, and learn what to watch for in habits, characteristics and calls from Gailon and Rodney, both with Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. You can expect about 30+ species. The walk is planned to take about three hours. All ages are welcome. We recommend wearing long pants, closed-toed shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Although free of charge, please register by phone to 214-351-0990 or email so we can notify you of any changes in plans.

White Rock Local Market is a non-profit, independent farmers market, a public space offering a venue for local farmers, ranchers, and artisans to bring what they grow or make and sell directly to our East Dallas neighborhood. Our mission is to strengthen our community by creating a meeting place for residents to buy fresh, local and healthy foods, and quality arts and crafts.

WRLM is held twice a month – the second and fourth Saturday – at The Green Spot Market and Fuels. The second Saturday includes all vendors – food and crafts. The fourth Saturday is just for farmers, growers and artisan foods.

Annual celebration of the joys and benefits of a plant-based diet. Activities planned for this year include fitness demonstrations, guest speakers, informational tables, vegan cooking demos, free food sampling, and more.
Presented by Black Vegetarian Society of Texas and Animal Connection of Texas. Tabled by various groups for outreach.

For more information on this event, please email Sylvia Elzafon (, Texas Campaign Coordinator, or call 817-690-3296.

Get-Acquainted Dinner at Cafe Elite to Meet Other Ecovillagers. It's time to take a break from skill building and relax with potential neighbors for our Hunt County Ecovillage. We will eat dinner at Cafe Elite on the NW corner of Preston and Plano Parkway in Plano. Good vegan food and good company so please join us at 6:30 pm at 1501 Preston Rd, Plano 75093. Cafe phone number is 469 828-0607. As always, RSVP is appreciated, particularly for a small restaurant like Cafe Elite. RSVP, please, to cv @ (close spaces) or call Terry at 817 545-0140.

Free open house celebrating the grand opening of the Elizabeth Hoggatt Whatley Ag Complex. The open house will include building tours and presentations on sustainable agriculture, alternative energy, backyard vegetable gardening, cooking, soap making, etc.

Farm Skilling event in Mount Pleasant, Living from the Ground Up presented by the local community college for $75. Hear speakers on everything from funding to vegetable farming to starting a CSA to wine production. Brochure for more information. Must register by March 21 (by mail) for this event. 9 am - 5:30 pm, all-day event.

Learn how to generate or increase revenue with your small farm...

Living from the Ground Up is designed to provide those interested in producing income with their small acreage a chance to learn from area “veteran” producers already running small farms and sustainable agricultural operations through the sharing of their personal experiences.

Keynote speaker Howard Garrett, The Dirt Doctor, is a leader in the
natural organic marketplace and provides advice on natural organic
gardening, landscaping, pet health, pest control and natural living via a nationally-syndicated radio talk show and in his column, Organic Answers which appears in the Dallas Morning News.

Free. Monthly meeting of the Arlington Organic Gardening Club. Email for more information.

Chefs, Foodies, Nutrition Experts, Farmers and Growers—come one, come all! Be a part of the Coolest Field Trip of All!

It’s Days of Taste Time Again!
Join us as we explore the ABC’s of Taste & Health through the American Institute of Wine and Food Days of Taste Program, educating elementary school children about fresh food and healthy eating...

Shifts are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

10-12 Volunteers needed per day-bring your friends!

Dallas Farmer’s Market
Free parking
T-shirt, Lunch and Volunteer Instructions are provided

Volunteer responsibilities include:

Greeting the students and teachers as they arrive at the market

Overseeing hand washing

Assisting chefs and growers as needed

Assisting students with tasting component

Assisting in the shopping and preparation of the Harvest salad

Clean up and other duties as assigned