Join Wayne Pacelle, author and CEO of the Humane Society of the U.S., for a discussion and signing of his new book The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals. Pacelle describes a revolution in American business and public policy that is changing forever how we treat animals. He tells the story from the front lines, in a book that speaks to both mind and heart. Hailed as “a critically important book” by Jack Welch and “an essential read” by Jane Goodall.
May 6, 2016
Humane Society: 'The Humane Economy' Book Tour - Dallas
May 7, 2016
North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings
See websites for location, hours and season.
Collin County Farmers Market: http://www.collincountyfarmersmarket.org
Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano: http://www.fairview-farms.com
Frisco Rotary Farmers Market: http://www.friscorotaryfarmersmarket.com
McKinney Farmers Market: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp
Carrollton Square Community Farmers Market, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carrollton-Farmers-Market/150017371728897
Coppell Farmers Market: http://www.coppellfarmersmarket.org
Cox Farms Market, Duncanville: http://www.coxfarmsmarket.com
Dallas Farmers Market: http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org
Eden’s Organic Garden Center, Balch Springs: http://edensorganicgardencenter.com
Four Seasons Market, Richardson: http://www.fourseasonsmarkets.com
Good Local Markets: http://www.goodlocalmarket.org
Grand Prairie Farmers Market: http://www.gptx.org/farmersmarket
The Market Place DFW, Mesquite and Garland: http://www.themarketplacedfw.com
Ruibal’s Rosemeade Market, Carrollton: http://rosemeademarket.com
Saint Michael’s Farmers Market, Dallas: http://www.saintmichaelsmarket.com
Uptown Farmers Market at West Village, Dallas: https://www.facebook.com/events/1061567990525719/
Denton Community Market: https://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket
Denton County Farmers Market: http://dentonfarmersmarket.com
Farmers Branch Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/482311015302222/
Little Elm Farmers Market: http://www.littleelm.org/index.aspx?nid=895
Ennis Farmers Market: http://ennistx.com/farmers-market
Garden Harvests Farm: Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com
Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownWaxahachieFarmersMarket
Denison Farmers Market: www.downtowndenisonfarmersmarket.com
Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com
Burleson Farmers Market: http://www.burlesonfarmersmarket.com
Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com
Rockwall Farmers Market: http://www.rockwallfarmersmarket.org
Bedford Farmers Market: http://bedfordfarmersmkt.com
Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth http://brit.org/events/farmersmarket
Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth: http://www.cowtownmarket.com
Crestline Neighborhood Market at All Saints, Fort Worth: https://www.facebook.com/CrestlineNeighborhoodMarketAtAllSaints
Elizabeth Anna's Local Farm & Market, Fort Worth: https://www.elizabethanna.net
Farm to Fork Foods, Arlington: http://farmtoforkfoods.com
Garden of Eden Farmer’s Market: http://www.intothegardenofeden.com
Green’s Produce and Plants, Arlington http://www.farmersmarketarlingtontx.com
Grapevine Farmers Market: http://www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com
Keller Farmers Market: www.kellerfarmersmarket.com
Mansfield Farmers Market: http://mansfieldfarmersmarket.net/
Ridgmar Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ridgmar-Farmers-Market/384880104907658
Rufe Snow Farmers Market: http://www.rufesnowmarket.com
West 7th Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/1689355751339329/
Don't see one of your favorites? Email Julie@GreenSourceDFW.org.
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Spring Migration Birding Class - Cedar Hill
Learn about the birds that will be calling Dogwood Canyon home for the summer. Led by Audubon staff. $20.
Texas Smartscape: Plant Sale - Burleson, Dallas, Denton, Mansfield & Mesquite
Texas SmartScape plants are native or adapted to North Central Texas, so they can thrive—come rain or shine—with little to no pesticides or fertilizers and less water. This means you can save money and still have a beautiful yard. Some of these plants also attract birds, bees and butterflies.
Come to one of the plant sales hosted by member cities of the Texas SmartScape program and participating retailers to get a deal on select Texas SmartScape plants. You can also get ideas and tips for landscaping by talking with a master gardener, plant expert or irrigation specialist. Most locations will have fun events for kids too!
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. See complete list of sales on website.
The Home Depot
300 NW John Jones
Burleson, TX 76028
The Home Depot
2610 Fort Worth Ave
Dallas, TX 75211
The Home Depot
1900 Brinker Rd
Denton, TX 76205
The Home Depot
1725 N US Hwy 287
Mansfield, TX 76063
1820 S Beltline Rd
Mesquite, TX 75181
Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Underground World of Mushrooms - Fort Worth
This half-day workshop taught by BRIT resident research associate Dr. Denis Benjamin will introduce participants to the wide variety of mushrooms that exist in our own backyard, the Cross Timbers ecosystem of North Central Texas. Join Denis and become acquainted with the Kingdom of Fungi and learn proper methods for collecting and photographing samples.
$15. Space is limited.
Info: Keri Barfield, 817-546-1841 or Tammie Crole, 817-332-7518.
Fort Worth Nature Center: Buffalo Boogie - Fort Worth
Fundraiser features 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run along with family friendly activities, live music. Registration includes admission to the Nature Center, breakfast, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon animals and drawings.
Pre-registration is $25. Race day registration is $30. Register online or at Luke's Locker at Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth.
Denton County Master Gardener Association: Spring Tour - Denton County
The 2016 Denton County Master Gardener Association’s spring garden tour features five private residential and two public gardens in South Denton County. $10. Purchase tickets on the tour web page.
Tickets may be purchased at any of the homes on tour day. Admission to a single garden is $5 at the gate. There is no charge for children under 12, and admission to either public garden is free. Master gardeners will be on-site at each location to answer questions. Proceeds benefit educational horticultural programs for Denton County residents.
See website for tour locations.
North Central Chapter of Native Plant Society of Texas: Native Plant Sale - Arlington
The sale features a large variety of plant species grown organically by chapter members, including: ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees.
• Grown from local seeds
• Better adapted to our climate
• Low requirement for water
• No need for pesticides or fertilizers
Check website for list of plants for sale.
Info: Laura Penn, email@example.com or 817-235-8072.
City of Irving: Bicycle Fest - Irving
Bicycle Safety Rodeo for kids
· Bicycle Check-Ups
· Free bicycle helmets
· Food trucks
· Solar Shuttle to power the stage and food trucks
· Group rides
· DFW Pedal Smoothie bike (always fun for the youngsters)
Marshall Grain: Make-and-Take a Plant Container - Grapevine
Representatives from Fox Farm will be at Marshall Grain’s Grapevine store to teach you the design elements behind a successful “color bowl.” Then you’ll have the opportunity to plant your own container using their method. Each attendee will receive a free container with soil and 5 annual flowers to use in planting their own creation. You’ll take home a beautiful, fragrant planter you can give to mom as a Mother’s Day gift. Or keep the bowl for your own garden.
Citizens' Clmate Lobby Denton Chapter: Monthly Meeting - Denton
11-11:30 am CCL Denton Meeting
11:30 am-noon Monthly Actions Practice
Noon-1 pm National call-in with Household Impacts Study
Lastly, everyone is invited to stick around for a local screening of the short documentary Disobedience, a new film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry. Screenings are being planned across the globe and Denton community members will be hosting one at 1 pm in the same room at Cafe Brazil. For more information and to RSVP, visit here.
Info: Brett Cease, firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-766-0830
350.org: Film Screening - 'Disobedience' - Denton
Watch the new movie, "Disobedience," and have a discussion about climate change and several ongoing local efforts to be involved with. We'll meet in the separate area on the other side of the divider glass. Look for signs/instructions on the door.
May 10, 2016
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Spring Photography Class - Cedar Hill
Hone outdoor photographic skills using your own camera. Learn techniques to create inspiring images and get advice for making top-quality photos. $15.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center: Container Gardening - Dallas
Container gardens can be a great way to give a little curb appeal or jazz up a back patio. This program teaches how to prepare and install a container garden. You will learn how to prepare the container, prepare the soil and install a well-planned mix of annuals, perennials and other colorful foliage plants. Free.
Botanical Research Institute of Texas: 'The Edibility of Wild Mushrooms: Some Common Adverse Reactions' - Fort Worth
Every Tuesday during the month of May, BRIT hosts special presentations by BRIT researchers. Bring your brown bag lunch and learn about the world of science. There will be time for Q & A with the presenter following each presentation.
Speaker Denis Benjamin