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.
September 6, 2016
Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards - Voting
September 8, 2016
Dallas Arboretum: Cool Thursdays Concert Series - Dallas
All concerts are held on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn. Gates open at 6 p.m. Concerts are 7:30-9:30 p.m. for Spring/Summer concerts and from 7 - 9 p.m. for Fall concerts. Garden closes at the conclusion of each concert.
In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved inside to Rosine Hall. Due to limited space, inside seating is based on a first come, first served basis. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, bring low-to-the-ground chairs and blankets as no seating is provided. A determination of weather-altered plans will be made by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert. Check our homepage or ourFacebook page for updates the day of the concert.
See website for schedule.
September 9, 2016
Perot Museum: Giant Gems of the Smithsonian - Dallas
Never before seen together, approximately two dozen magnificent, Texas-sized gems from the Smithsonian’s world-renowned National Gem Collection will be on display in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall on Level 3. The mineral masterpieces, many weighing over 1,000-plus carats, include an “American Golden” topaz that tips the scales at almost 23,000 carats (more than 10 pounds), a blue topaz “football” of nearly 7,000 carats, kunzite Tiffany necklace, a Mogul emerald diamond necklace and more. This temporary installation will mark the first time such a large collection of Smithsonian gems, some of which have never been displayed in any museum, will be on exhibit outside the famed Washington museum complex. Giant Gems of the Smithsonian is free with Museum general admission.
September 10, 2016
Botanical Research Institute of Texas: 'The Nature of Things - Daphne Prairie' - Fort Worth
Texas artist Deborah Paris’ exciting new exhibit of paintings and drawings, The Nature of Things: Daphne Prairie, will give the Fort Worth public a rare opportunity to see depictions of the untouched and historic Daphne Prairie located in east Texas. An opening reception with live music, hors d’oeuvres and libations will be held on Fall Gallery Night, Sept. 10, from 4-9pm. A gallery talk by the artist will take place Sept.10 at 6 p.m.
September 24, 2016
Texas-Cajun Prairies Symposium - Lafayette, LA
Native Prairies Association of Texas, Coastal Prairie Partnership, and Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society are hosting this first of its kind get together. The purpose of this gathering will be to bring prairie advocates together from across Texas and Louisiana to share what works and what challenges remain in conserving, restoring and telling the story of precious vulnerable prairies.
North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings
NORTH TEXAS FARMERS MARKETS:
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, 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
Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Farmers Market: http://olumc.org/mc-events/olumc-farmers-market/
Ruibal’s Rosemeade Market, Carrollton: http://rosemeademarket.com
Saint Michael’s Farmers Market, Dallas: http://www.saintmichaelsmarket.com
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: https://www.facebook.com/BurlesonFarmersMarket/
Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com
Rockwall Farmers Market: http://www.rockwallfarmersmarket.org
Bedford Farmers Market: http://bedfordfarmersmkt.com
Clear Fork Farmers Market, Fort Worth http://www.farmersmarket1848.com
Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth: http://www.cowtownmarket.com
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, Fort Worth: http://www.rufesnowmarket.com
West 7th Farmers Market, Fort Worth: https://www.facebook.com/events/1689355751339329/
Don't see one of your favorites? Email Julie@GreenSourceDFW.org.
DFW Urban Wildlife: A Great Trinity Forest Primer - Dallas
We will meet at the AT&T/Trinity Forest trailhead. From there we will follow the Trinity Forest Trail south, cross over the Trinity via a pedestrian bridge, and then head west for a quick view of the river broadside. We will return by retracing the same route.
We will walk, talk, and take pictures. Beautiful scenery abounds along the way, and the wildlife viewing opportunities are superb. Just about every creature ever observed in Dallas/Fort Worth will be on the list of possibilities!
Afterwards, I will meet anyone who is interested just a little further down the road at the Trinity River Audubon Center. There we can visit the exhibit hall and then go back outside explore the trails and wetland areas. We may even slip back down to the river for another quick look from the north bank.
I’m guessing lunch in the TRAC Café will probably sound like a good idea before we call it a day.
There's no charge to walk the Trinity Forest Trail, but there is an admission to the Trinity River Audubon Center:
City of Garland: Live Well/Go Green Expo - Garland
In addition to exhibitors, recycling will be offered for e-waste, medical equipment, household goods, eyeglasses, meds as well as document shredding. The H20 5K is at 8:15 a.m..
Native Prairies Association of Texas FW Chapter: Native Grass ID - Fort Worth
Would you like to learn how to more easily identify grasses even without seeds present? If so, join us for a half-day workshop where you will learn to identify 10 – 15 of the most common native grasses of north Texas. We’ll learn the basics indoors and then head outdoors to look at the grasses in the prairie. This is the first in a series for the Prairie Seekers program, which is a collaboration between the Nature Center, Native Prairies Association of Texas and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Prairie Seekers is a prairie identification and assessment program whereby volunteers learn how to identify and map prairies for future conservation opportunities. This workshop qualifies for Advanced Training hours for Texas Master Naturalists.
Free (with paid admission)
Molly Hollar Wildscape: Native Plant Sale - Arlington
Annual sale featuring native plants. See website for details and plant list.
First Jefferson UU: Blue Zones Fair - Fort Worth
Blue Zones Project Fort Worth is a part of a nation-wide well-being improvement initiative designed to make sustainable improvements to the environments where we live, work, learn and play. Blue Zones Project encourages changes to our community that lead to healthier options in key areas, including worksites, schools, grocery stores, restaurants, community policy, faith-based communities and neighborhoods. The expected results of Blue Zones Project is lower healthcare costs, increased performance and higher quality of life for people who live or work in Fort Worth.
The Blue Zones Fair is open to the public. There will be free healthy cooking demonstrations, tai chi and yoga classes, drum circles and community garden tours.
City of Mansfield: Kayaking at Britton Park - Mansfield
See website for details
City of Grand Prairie: Flight of the Monarch - Grand Prairie
Butterfly releases will be at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. There will also be a Kid Zone with arts and crafts, games, climbing wall and bounce houses as well as a costume contest, business expo and music by the four time Grammy nominated Trout Fishing in America. Free.
City of Dallas: Green Fest - Dallas
Hosted by the city of Dallas, the eco-friendly green expo has moved to a new location this year - the site of the new Farmers Assisting Returning Military Urban Farm on Good Latimer Road. F.A.R.M. and their partner organization, Eat the Yard, will be converting it into a community gathering space with a greenhouse, raised planting beds, outdoor classrooms and more to help our returning veterans learn new skills in a therapeutic setting. Free.
Marshall Grain: Organic Lawn Care - Grapevine
Learn how easy it is to transform tired turf into a healthier, fuller looking lawn without using chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Guest speaker Mark Hill of Metro Irrigation Supply will delve into why caring for your lawn in the fall is so critical to its success in the following spring. His talk will review the basics of organic lawn care, including watering, mowing and fertilization. He’ll demonstrate how natural, organic methods will actually improve the overall health of your turf to prevent diseases, reduce maintenance costs, and lower your watering requirements while eliminating toxic chemicals from your yard. Mark will also discuss organic weed controls, including crabgrass control. You’ll take home a basic organic maintenance schedule for keeping your yard looking great. Free.