Marshall Grain is closing its Fort Worth store. Sale on organic gardening supplies, pet and animal care products runs through June 30, closing day.
May 18, 2016
Marshall Grain: Close Out Sale - Fort Worth (Thru June 30)
May 26, 2016
Dean & Deluca Invitational: Bike to the Birdies - Fort Worth
Bike to the Birdies is a complimentary bike valet available to everyone for free during the Deal & Deluca Invitational. Whether you are riding from home or a specific parking lot we want to invite you to ride your bicycle and we will park your bike for free. A $10 donation will be made to the Fort Worth Bike Share & Streams and Valleys for each bicycle parked during the golf tournament.
Arlington Organic Gardening Club: Integrated Pest Management - Arlington
Presenter: Melissa Walker, city of Arlington Communications
Fort Worth Nature Center: Night Hike - Fort Worth
Evening provides a unique opportunity to view animals that make the Nature Center their home. Bring water and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Meet at Front Gate. Pre-registration required. $10 with paid admission $2-$5.
May 27, 2016
Dallas Arboretum: Memorial Day Weekend Celebration - Dallas (Thru May 30)
Friday, May 27 - Sunday, May 30 - Families can enjoy music of Joel Cross from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a petting zoo and face painting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pecan Grove, and Kindermusik from 12 to 12:30 p.m. $2 hot dogs and root beer floats will also be available.
Saturday, May 28 at 11 a.m.- Twice Upon a Time Storytellers Gene & Peggy Helmick-Richardson bring to life Abraham Lincoln, one of the Great Contributors in Gary Lee Price's Bronze Statues exhibit.
Monday, May 30 - Eddie Coker Children's Concerts at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., sponsored by DallasChild. Free with paid garden admission. Children's activities include face painting and a petting zoo in Pecan Grove, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, $2 hot dogs, root beer floats and patriotic music Friday through Monday.
Complimentary admission all four days for all active and retired military personnel and first responders with valid photo ID at the ticket booth.
May 28, 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.
Native Prairies Association of Texas Fort Worth Chapter: Commanche Peak Prairie Clover Hike - Fort Worth
This hike will be a tour of Prairie Barren sites in northern Tarrant County and adjacent Wise County. Emphasis will be to search for the rare Comanche Peak Prairie Clover (Dalea Reverchonii) & other rare and endemic species in north Texas. Meet at Eagle Mountain Park at 8:45am, then we will carpool or caravan to the various sites.
RSVP: Jeff Quayle 817-729-0283.
Herb Society of America - North Texas Unit: Herbal Creations - Dallas
May 31, 2016
Botanical Research Institute of Texas: ‘Cryptic Species in North American Redbuds (Cercis) and the Search for Madrean-Tethyan Links’ - 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 Peter Fritsch
June 1, 2016
U.S. Zero Waste Business Council: Zero Waste Business Conference - Austin
The 5th annual National Zero Waste Business Conference, “Tuning in to Zero Waste,” Wednesday, June 1 through Saturday, June 4 in Austin, TX is the premier event for waste reduction at businesses and beyond. The event is conducted by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council (www.uszwbc.org) in partnership with local host/title sponsor Austin Resource Recovery in a city known for great music and progressive zero waste actions.
Get the latest best practices from experts who are making zero saste a reality by attending sessions focused on zero waste operations, economics, policies, and more. Keynote speakers include Kathy Loftus, Whole Foods Market Global Leader of Sustainable Facilities and Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response at the U.S. EPA. Leading organizations such as Sodexo, General Motors, NRDC, Samsung, Etsy, local host Austin Resource Recovery, and more will also be sharing their zero waste best practices.
No matter where you are on your zero waste journey, the conference will provide educational resources and tools to drive your efforts. This includes an introductory Zero Waste 101 workshop, a colleges & universities workshop and tours of local facilities including Samsung, the ESPN X Games at the Circuit of the Americas, University of Texas, and Organics by Gosh composting facility.
Professionals from all sectors (private, public, nonprofit, academia) are invited to gain practical knowledge, explore new business opportunities, and learn how to exceed waste reduction goals while cutting costs. Visit the USZWBC website (www.uszwbc.org) for more information including complete program, registration, sponsorship opportunities, tours, workshops, networking opportunities, and much more.
Workshops $20-$70. Main conference $150-$600.
Arlington Conservation Council: Intro to Dragonflies and Damselflies - Arlington
Presenter Omar Bocanegra is a fish and wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Arlington, Texas Field Office. He coordinates activities associated with the Endangered Species Act, such as listing actions, permits, consultations and recovery of federally threatened or endangered species. The Arlington Field Office serves 112 counties in Texas and is the lead office for the lesser prairie-chicken, endangered black-capped vireo and endangered sharpnose and smalleye shiners. Omar has worked for the Service for over 16 years on endangered species issues, as well as fish and aquatic insect studies. He received both his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology and Master of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington. His Master’s research focused on sexual selection in the desert firetail damselfly.
June 2, 2016
Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center: Gardening for Wildlife - Lewisville
Native and adaptive plants are not only beautiful water efficient additions to your landscape, but they can be useful tools to attract beneficial wildlife as well. Learn ways to attract and provide urban habitat for butterflies, song birds, hummingbirds, bees and other animals that bring your landscape to life with activity. Free. RSVP.
Skyview Harmony Garden: Film Screening 'Can You Dig This' - Dallas
Screening of "Can you Dig This" a documentary about urban gardening and food justice in South Central L.A.
June 4, 2016
Native Prairies Association of Texas - Blackland Chapter: The Great Northeast Texas Prairie Tour
Day-long charter bus tour of prairies in Northeast Texas. $75. See website for itinerary.
DFW Urban Wildlife Group: Wildlife Watching - Dallas
The first ever DFW Urban Wildlife Group get together. We will meet at the old Dreyfuss Club at 600 E. Lawther. From there we make our way down to Sunset Bay and Winfrey Point. There should be plenty of wildlife along the way, and Sunset Bay is well known for its abundant waterfowl.
Afterwards, diehards will reconvene at the spillway (2138 Winsted Dr, Dallas, TX 75214) and follow the dam around to the old fish hatchery. We will take a few minutes to visit the Monk Parakeet colony near the Pump Station.
Bring your cameras. This will be a great opportunity to put some faces with names, talk wildlife and photography and get some exercise and fresh air. We may even manage to get a nice picture or two along the way! Everyone is invited.