If you're passionate about composting and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, then become a State of Texas Master Composter. Learn how to improve your soil's health by diverting valuable garden resources from the landfill back into your landscape. The 16-hour, 4-class series is a unique opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of the composting process and insights on sharing this knowledge with others. Residents enrolling in Master Composter training are asked to complete 20 hours of community service to advance local composting efforts. Free.
January 28, 2016
City of Plano: Master Composter Training - Plano
February 6, 2016
North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings
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 at the Adriatica: 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 (formerly White Rock Local Market), three locations in Dallas: 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
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.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research: Lawn Care Seminar - Dallas
Learn ways you can maintain a healthy lawn with less frequent watering. Discover the most effective and earth-friendly way to care for your lawn.
Patrick Dickinson, a horticulturalist with the Urban Water Program at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Dallas, will teach you how to care for your lawn like an expert. Subjects covered will include basic care for your lawn, common turf problems, how to water most efficiently and much more.
Also, there will be drawings to win bags of Green Sense organic fertilizer donated by Rohde’s Nursery and Nature Store.
Space is limited. Register online by filling out the registration on the website link. Or call (214) 670-3155. Free.
Redenta's: Cole Crops & Seeding Veggies - Arlington & Dallas
Everything you need to know about cole crops like broccoli, kohlrabi, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, etc. Also will include seeding spring veggies like beans, peas, lettuces, radishes, greens, etc.
Classes are held at Arlington and Dallas locations. Info: email@example.com
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Owl Prowl - Cedar Hill
Activities include guided night hikes, crafts, shopping, education and fun. Guided hikes require a reservation and depart at 6:30pm, 7pm and 7:30pm. We strongly suggest families with young children participate in earlier hikes. $3. Not hiking? No ticket needed!
Info and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 7, 2016
Dallas Vegetarians: Pre-Super Bowl Veggie Buffet - Addison
The first Sunday of each month Best Thai, another group favorite, has a vegetarian buffet lunch. This is a great meal, and has long been a choice of many in the group! Let's have lunch early enough to be settled in for the long night of the Superbowl.
Fort Worth Nature Center: Winter Woody Plant ID - Fort Worth
Join FWNC&R Director/plant ecologist Suzanne Tuttle for a 2.5 mile trail hike around the Refuge. Learn to identify deciduous trees and shrubs in winter by their growth habits, bark, twigs, buds and leaf scars. Bring water and dress for the weather. Class size limited to 20. Pre-registration required. Free (with paid admission).
February 8, 2016
Native Prairies Association of Texas Fort Worth Chapter: Sustainable Grazing on Prairies - Fort Worth
Speaker: Michael Brooks, District Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture
Join us this month to learn about sustainable cattle operations in North Central Texas. Michael Brooks of NRCS will discuss grazing management on native prairies, including how much grass can be produced and proper stocking rates per acre. Drought factors will be discussed, as well as range resource inventories, good and bad management practices, control of invasive species and wildlife considerations.
Earth Day Texas: Film Screening - 'Jumbo Wild' - Dallas
Earth Day Texas and TEDxSMU will showcase the fourth film in their ongoing environmental documentary screening series Jumbo Wild. The critically acclaimed new film from Patagonia transport viewers to the untamed mountains of British Columbia.
A reception will be held prior to the screening at 5:30 p.m. in the cinema lobby providing a forum for likeminded wilderness enthusiasts the opportunity to connect and mingle while enjoying free food and the Angelika’s cash bar. After the film, Earth Day Texas and the Dallas Sierra Club will hold a brief conversation with the audience about protecting wild and natural places in Texas.
February 9, 2016
UT Arlington: Microgrids & Energy Storage - Arlington
Everything is bigger in Texas, and our energy challenges are growing just as they are around the country. The deployment of microgrids with energy storage has the potential to help alleviate Texas’s energy challenges but we can’t have one without the other. While both microgrids and energy storage have matured significantly, there are still many technological barriers that need to be overcome for each to see its true potential in solving our energy problems. The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and Oncor Electric Delivery, in conjunction with the Argonne National Laboratory led Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), will host a regional event to explore challenges and opportunities of these technologies. This event will serve as a forum for industry, utility companies, academic and government researchers and policy makers to discuss energy storage and potential major applications facing Texas and the South Central region at both the transmission and the distribution level.
This one and a half day event will offer tours of Oncor’s new 660 kW microgrid in Lancaster, Texas as well as UTA’s microgrid and energy storage characterization facilities.
City of Coppell: Organic Vegetable Gardening 101 - Coppell
The class will cover a range of topics to help the beginning vegetable gardener be successful growing their own food organically working with the soil biology. Instructor: Kim Martin of Barking Cat Farm. Free.
REI: Travel Photo Basics - Dallas
Learn the fine art of travel photography with your point and shoot or smart phone camera. When you leave you will be able to critique and edit your own images. Free.
Dallas Sierra Club: Critterman - Farmers Branch
The live animals in this family friendly presentation will be engaging entertainment for children and adults alike. Meet amazing Lone Star natives: a ghost, a janitor, a famous historical creature and its arch enemy. Free.
Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org
February 11, 2016
Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assocation: 2016 Conference - Rockwall
Dallas Vegan Drinks: Craft & Growler - Dallas
For February, we're heading back to Craft and Growler in Exposition Park (near Fair Park in Dallas). We had a great time during our last visit here. Craft and Growler is next door to Pizza Lounge, so you can order vegan pizza for delivery, a nice little bonus!
Bring your growler and fill up with one of C&G's 42 taps including local beers, ciders and root beer.