April 1, 2016

Ennis Garden Club: Bluebonnet Trails - Ennis

Apr 1 2016 - 8:00am to Apr 30 2016 - 5:00pm
See website for map Ennis , TX

From April 1-30, Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club. These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show. In Ennis, the bluebonnets typically peak around the 3rd week of April, according to the Ennis Garden Club. This can vary year to year due to weather conditions and terrain, so check website or call 972-878-4748 before your visit.

April 30, 2016

Texas Smartscape: Plant Sale - Plano, Richardson & Waxahachie

Apr 30 2016 -
8:00am to 12:00pm

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: info@txsmartscape.com. See complete list of sales on website. 


The Home Depot

6200 W Park Blvd

Plano, TX 75093


The Home Depot

2220 N Coit Rd

Richardson, TX 75080


The Home Depot

1315 Hwy 77 North

Waxahachie, TX 75165

North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings

Apr 30 2016 - 8:00am
See websites for locations, season, hours TX


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.

City of Dallas: The Art of Composting - Dallas

Apr 30 2016 -
8:30am to 2:30pm
Cathedral of Hope
5910 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas , TX

A seminar for residents wishing to learn about the benefits and uses of compost and vermicompost, proper soil treatment, the usage of organic material discarded from lawns, gardens and flower beds; plus, growing and caring for native and adapted plants for the North Texas area. Free. Lunch provided. Attendance is limited to the first 100 persons to register for each seminar. Info: dallasrecycles@dallascityhall.com or 214-670-4475.

Native Prairies Association of Texas Fort Worth Chapter: Bear Creek Ranch - Parker County

Apr 30 2016 - 8:45am
RSVP for directions Parker County , TX

This 1,700-acre ranch is an excellent example of a Grand Prairie remnant, supporting deep-soiled tallgrass prairie, limestone outcrops and creek habitat along Bear Creek. Come see this rare example of a Grand Prairie site, also locally known as the Fort Worth Prairie. Owned and managed by the Dixon Water Foundation.

RSVP with Jeff Quayle or call 817-729-0283 by April 27 (provide e-mail address, cell phone number).

Follow the signs to the pavilion once you enter from Bear Creek Road at the entrance (with a cattle guard). Then we will carpool to various sites.  


Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Birding by Boat - Cedar Hill

Apr 30 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX
Phone: 469-526-1980

Join Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center for birding at Joe Pool Lake and gain a unique opportunity to view birds from the water. $40.

Bob Jones Nature Center: Smart Yard Seminar - Southlake

Apr 30 2016 - 9:00am
Bob Jones Nature Center Southlake , TX

Learn about lawn care maintenance, native and adapted plants and sprinkler system quick fixes. Plus walking tour of nature center. Presented by Dr. Dotty Woodson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

RSVP: Go to www.eventbrite.com and search "Learn and Grow at Bob Jones Nature Center"

McKinney Tour de Coop - McKinney

Apr 30 2016 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Chestnut Square
315 S. Chestnut Street
McKinney , TX

Organized by volunteers and chicken coop owners, the self-guided tour allows a close-up look at several back yard chicken coops. The tour promotes self-sustainability by presenting the benefits and joys of owning your own flock and creating a backyard chicken set-up. Proceeds benefit the Historic McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square. 

$8 until April 29, 4-pack - $30. $10 onsite.

Tarrant County Master Gardener Association: Plant Sale & Gardening Demos - Fort Worth

Apr 30 2016 -
9:00am to 2:00pm
Tarrant County Resource Connection
1801 Circle Dr
Ft Worth , TX

Learn Texas gardening techniques from Tarrant County Master Gardeners. 

Event Website:

First Jefferson UU: E-cycle Event - Fort Worth

Apr 30 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church
1959 Sandy Ln
Ft Worth , TX

Bring your electronic waste for recycling. Info: Karl Thibodeaux, administrator@firstjefferson.org or 682-465-0021. 

UPDATE: The event has been rescheduled for April 30.

North Texas Master Naturalist: Native Plants and Prairies Day - Dallas

Apr 30 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E Lawther Dr
Dallas , TX

Family friendly event that focuses on Texas flora and fauna, and the use of native plants in home landscapes as disease and drought-resistant alternatives to non-native species. Live animals, food trucks, speakers. Also 30-minute wildflower and prairie walks, and some 30+ demonstration and information outreach booths. Free.

Lone Star Chapter of Sierra Club: Awards Banquet - Austin

Apr 30 2016 - 7:00pm
Austin , TX

Details TBA.

May 1, 2016

A Peep at the Coops - Dallas

May 1 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Moss Haven Farm
9202 Moss Farm Lane
Dallas , TX

Self-guided tour of area's backyard chicken coops. $10.

Amy Moonlady Martin: May Day Frolic at HeartSpace Spiritual Center - Dallas

May 1 2016 - 11:00am
Samuell Grand Rec Center
6200 East Grand Ave.
Dallas , TX

Are you ready for a spring frolic? Want to know how to co-create the natural world in which you live? Celebrate the Earth holiday of Beltane with Amy “Moonlady” Martin at Heartspace Spiritual Center. 

What does burying the hatchet have to do with Mayday and agricultural teamwork? What is the Bel-Fire and why do we need to jump it? Is there more to the Maypole than being everybody’s favorite phallic symbol? Why did oatmeal and honey mead used to be popular at this time of year? 

Beltane exemplifies the co-creation of the natural world, the symbiosis we have with nature and our communities even in urban areas. 

Everybody bring cut flowers and greenery. After a short talk, we’ll experience Beltane outdoors with a flower frolic. Those feeing masculine will form a protective enclosure as the feminine ones spiral in to create a giant flower that opens and blooms. To make it amazing, fems should wear tops in shades of violet, purple and pink with white as a default. Manly ones should wear green and brown, and play drums if they’re into that.

May 3, 2016

Dallas County Commissioners: Vote on state air plan - Dallas

May 3 2016 - 9:00am
411 Elm
Dallas , TX

Commissioners will be asked to go on record as the first local North Texas government urging the EPA to reject the currently proposed state air plan for DFW and replace it with a stronger one that actually cuts pollution. 

The DFW Clean Air Network (DFW CAN) is urging folks to show up to support their actions.

DFW CAN, is a coalition that includes Downwinders at Risk, the Dallas Sierra Club and the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign, Public Citizen Texas, Mansfield Gas Well Awareness, Liveable Arlington and Texas Campaign for the Environment.