May 18, 2016

Marshall Grain: Close Out Sale - Fort Worth (Thru June 30)

May 18 2016 - 8:00am to Jun 30 2016 - 5:00pm
Marshall Grain
2224 E Lancaster
Fort Worth , TX

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 25, 2016

Exxon Mobile Shareholders Meeting Protest - Dallas

May 25 2016 -
7:30am to 10:00am
Morton Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St
Dallas , TX

Show up outside the ExxonMobil shareholder meeting in downtown Dallas to protest ExxonMobil's deception and inaction on climate change. 

Check the Facebook page for updated/changing and additional details.

7:30 a.m. Sign and banner holding outside (just show up, we'll provide signs and banners)

(Breakfast snacks and refreshments provided)

8:30 a.m. Press event, followed by more sign and banner holding until around 9:45 or 10 a.m.

Yes, this is early on a week day during rush hour, but it's critically important to get a crowd there, so please do all you can to attend, at least from 8-9:30 a.m.

Info: Molly Rooke, mollyrooke@sbcglobal.net 

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Dallas Sierra Club: Help Defeat SUP on Batch Plant - Dallas

May 25 2016 - 1:00pm
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla
Dallas , TX

The Dallas City Council recently approved one cement batch plant near a school. Now it appears the flood gates are open, and now more batch plants want to move into urban neighborhoods.

David Griggs of the Dallas Sierra Club and Susybelle Gosslee are taking the lead on helping defeat a batch plant in West Dallas, a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood, which has already taken a toll from a lead smelter years ago.

Now a batch plant is scheduled for a vote at City Hall. If you got to the ExxonMobil event, you could grab lunch and go to this meeting. It is expected that it comes up after 1 pm due to its number on the docket. There are efforts to try and get it pulled. Councilwoman Monica Alonzo is key to this vote.

More info: Rita Beving, antiquerita@aol.com.

May 26, 2016

Arlington Organic Gardening Club: Integrated Pest Management - Arlington

May 26 2016 - 7:30pm
Bob Duncan Community Center
2800 S Center Garden Rm
Arlington , TX

Presenter: Melissa Walker, city of Arlington Communications

Fort Worth Nature Center: Night Hike - Fort Worth

May 26 2016 -
8:00pm to 9:30pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Ft Worth , TX

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 28, 2016

North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings

May 28 2016 - 8:00am
See websites for locations, season, hours TX

See websites for location, hours and season. 

 

COLLIN COUNTY 

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

DALLAS COUNTY 

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 COUNTY 

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

ELLIS COUNTY 

Ennis Farmers Market: http://ennistx.com/farmers-market

Garden Harvests Farm: Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com

Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownWaxahachieFarmersMarket

GRAYSON COUNTY

Denison Farmers Market: www.downtowndenisonfarmersmarket.com

HUNT COUNTY

Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com

JOHNSON COUNTY

Burleson Farmers Market: http://www.burlesonfarmersmarket.com

KAUFMAN COUNTY:

Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com

ROCKWALL COUNTY:  

Rockwall Farmers Market: http://www.rockwallfarmersmarket.org

TARRANT COUNTY 

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/

 

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Herb Society of America - North Texas Unit: Herbal Creations - Dallas

May 28 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northhaven
Dallas , TX

$35.

May 31, 2016

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: ‘Cryptic Species in North American Redbuds (Cercis) and the Search for Madrean-Tethyan Links’ - Fort Worth

May 31 2016 - 12:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

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

Event Website:

June 2, 2016

Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center: Gardening for Wildlife - Lewisville

Jun 2 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
MCL Grand Theatre
100 N Charles
Lewisville , TX

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.

June 4, 2016

Native Prairies Association of Texas - Blackland Chapter: The Great Northeast Texas Prairie Tour

Jun 4 2016 - 7:00am
Bath House Cultural Center
@ White Rock Lake
Dallas , TX

Day-long charter bus tour of prairies in Northeast Texas. $75. See website for itinerary. 

North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings

Jun 4 2016 - 8:00am
See websites for locations, season, hours TX

See websites for location, hours and season. 

 

COLLIN COUNTY 

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

DALLAS COUNTY 

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 COUNTY 

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

ELLIS COUNTY 

Ennis Farmers Market: http://ennistx.com/farmers-market

Garden Harvests Farm: Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com

Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownWaxahachieFarmersMarket

GRAYSON COUNTY

Denison Farmers Market: www.downtowndenisonfarmersmarket.com

HUNT COUNTY

Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com

JOHNSON COUNTY

Burleson Farmers Market: http://www.burlesonfarmersmarket.com

KAUFMAN COUNTY:

Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com

ROCKWALL COUNTY:  

Rockwall Farmers Market: http://www.rockwallfarmersmarket.org

TARRANT COUNTY 

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/

 

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Native Plant Society of Texas: Installing & Maintaining Native Landscapes - Dallas

Jun 4 2016 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

    •    Visualize the differences between native and non-native landscapes.

    •    Comprehend how to install native plants into a landscape, including: plant choice, purchase, placement, spacing; bed and soil preparation; how to plant trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, and seeds; what soils to use; mulching techniques.

    •    Understand maintenance requirements, techniques, and maintenance schedules for native trees, shrubs, palms, yuccas, perennials, grasses, and ground covers.

    •    Become familiar with 45 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and 5 exotic, invasive plants to avoid.

    •    Level 3 participants will receive a completion certificate; those who, additionally, pass a test will receive a competency certificate, from the Native Plant Society of Texas. Those receiving competency certificates in Levels 1 and 3 will be awarded a Certificate in Native Plant Landscape Maintenance – a plus for maintenance specialists!

    •    Training will include a classroom session and a 2-hour outdoor walk.

    •    Only participants who have completed Level 1 may attend Level 3. Level 2 is not a pre-requisite for Level 3.

    •    Registration fee for Level 3 class is $37 for Native Plant Society members and $52 for non-members.

Event Website:

Johnson County Herb Society: Natural Dyes Workshop - Cleburne

Jun 4 2016 - 10:30am
Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum
101 Chisholm Trail Dr
Cleburne , TX

Learn about using plants as dyes. Presentation will be at the rock house behind the Blacksmith and next to the JCHS Demo Garden.

June 7, 2016

NCTCOG: Solar PV Training - Lancaster

Jun 7 2016 - 8:00am to Jun 8 2016 - 4:00pm
Cedar Valley College
3030 N Dallas Ave
Lancaster , TX

Free training for professionals, including realtors, financing experts, fire & code compliance inspectors, local governments. Taught by one of DFW’s leading solar experts Dan Lepinski.

June 10, 2016

University of North Texas: international Conference on Rural Sustainability - Denton

Jun 10 2016 - 9:00am to Jun 11 2016 - 5:00pm
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle
Denton , TX

In many parts of the world, villagers are departing from ecologically degraded rural environments for overcrowded urban centers, leaving rural ecosystems vulnerable to further exploitation and degradation. Local NGO's have addressed these conditions, with strategies that have enabled villagers to gain a sustainable income from rural ecosystems. They tell us that rural areas need to be made more productive so that rural people can remain in the forests and maintain them. This requires sustainable village development that protects eco-system services. We want to invite leaders of NGO's in these regions to a workshop at the University of North Texas, to share with one another the strategies that have empowered villagers toward self-reliance, discuss challenges they face and share their insights with specialists in anthropological theory. Rural activists and other community members, scholars from Mexico, the USA, India and beyond will present their own narratives related to the theory and praxis of community-based responses to major global, cultural, and environmental pressures. Our objective is to advance in anthropological theory by a focus on non-Western ways of thinking, doing, and acting upon the repercussions of globalizing pressures in rural areas.

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