The North Central Texas Council of Governments will present several transportation funding initiatives, an electric vehicle update and work program modifications during public meetings in September.

Residents can provide input on local bond program partnerships, two Federal Transit Administration funding programs and the Unified Planning Work Program at meetings on Sept. 11 (White Settlement), Sept. 13 (Arlington) and Sept. 18 (Lewisville).

Clean Water Fund invites you to celebrate our Texas accomplishments and learn more about our ongoing work in North Texas at the home of Trammel Crow.

Texas director David Foster will discuss Clean Water Fund’s role in the region regarding North Texas water conservation initiatives.

At the semiannual YardSmart seminar, attendees will hear from well-known local experts on topics such as winter vegetables, trees and composting. Attendees can question a panel of experts about gardening issues during the Ask the Experts session. A garden tour will follow at 1 p.m.


Sprinkler Demo Stations

Sprinkler System 101

Setting Your Controller

Drip Conversion

Simple Repairs

Efficiency Retrofits

Installing/Testing Rain and Freeze Sensors


SmartScape Talks With Master Gardeners

Landscape Design – 9:30 a.m.

Plant Selection – 10 a.m.

Improving Soil & Maintenance – 10:30 a.m.

Ask a Master Gardener – 11 a.m.


Demonstration garden tours & free water efficient toolkits


The annual Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards honors North Texas' green businesses, professionals, organizations, nonprofits and volunteers. 

This year's honorary speaker is Lee Stetson as John Muir.

Dallas Water Utilities is accepting entries for its 23rd annual Water-Wise Landscape Tour. The tour to be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017, educates the public on the beauty and water savings of landscapes that utilize native and adapted plants that are drought tolerant and need little supplemental water. See website for entry information and judging criteria to enter your landscape in this year’s tour.

Learn the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and the effects stormwater has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home and have the opportunity to construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel.

Cost: $50 per barrel

Please complete the form to RSVP for this course:


Vote for your favorite green volunteers and leaders in North Texas. The top three finalists will be judged by a panel. Winners will be announced at the Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards on Nov. 3 at the Dallas Arboretum. 

The Memnosyne Institute's Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards was launched in 2012 and has since honored many outstanding green leaders in North Texas.


Collin County Farmers Market: 

Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano:

Frisco Rotary Farmers Market:

McKinney Farmers Market: