May 4, 2016

Arlington Conservation Council: Teaming with Wildlife - Arlington

May 4 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Fielder Museum
1616 W. Abram
Arlington , TX

Rachel Richter, DFW Urban Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife, will speak on Teaming with Wildlife, a national coalition of businesses and organizations committed to restoring and conserving our native wildlife. The goal of Teaming with Wildlife is to find sustainable funding to support wildlife conservation and management efforts. Recently, significant developments have created the potential to secure $1.3 billion annually to fund state-based conservation efforts. Come and find out how you can help participate in one of the biggest “wins” in conservation history.

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May 6, 2016

Humane Society: 'The Humane Economy' Book Tour - Dallas

May 6 2016 - 7:00pm
Barnes & Noble
7700 W Northwest Hwy Ste 300
Dallas , TX

Join Wayne Pacelle, author and CEO of the Humane Society of the U.S., for a discussion and signing of his new book The Humane Economy: How Innovators and Enlightened Consumers are Transforming the Lives of Animals. Pacelle describes a revolution in American business and public policy that is changing forever how we treat animals. He tells the story from the front lines, in a book that speaks to both mind and heart. Hailed as “a critically important book” by Jack Welch and “an essential read” by Jane Goodall. 

May 7, 2016

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Underground World of Mushrooms - Fort Worth

May 7 2016 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

This half-day workshop taught by BRIT resident research associate Dr. Denis Benjamin will introduce participants to the wide variety of mushrooms that exist in our own backyard, the Cross Timbers ecosystem of North Central Texas. Join Denis and become acquainted with the Kingdom of Fungi and learn proper methods for collecting and photographing samples.

$15. Space is limited.

Info: Keri Barfield, 817-546-1841 or Tammie Crole, 817-332-7518.

Register 

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North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings

May 7 2016 - 8:00am

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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Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Spring Migration Birding Class - Cedar Hill

May 7 2016 -
8:00am to 10:00am
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Learn about the birds that will be calling Dogwood Canyon home for the summer. Led by Audubon staff. $20.

Texas Smartscape: Plant Sale - Burleson, Dallas, Denton, Mansfield & Mesquite

May 7 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

300 NW John Jones

Burleson, TX 76028

 

The Home Depot

2610 Fort Worth Ave

Dallas, TX 75211

 

The Home Depot

1900 Brinker Rd

Denton, TX 76205

 

The Home Depot

1725 N US Hwy 287

Mansfield, TX 76063

 

Ron's Organics

1820 S Beltline Rd

Mesquite, TX 75181

Fort Worth Nature Center: Buffalo Boogie - Fort Worth

May 7 2016 - 8:30am
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Ft Worth , TX

Fundraiser features 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run along with family friendly activities, live music. Registration includes admission to the Nature Center, breakfast, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon animals and drawings.

Pre-registration is $25. Race day registration is $30. Register online or at Luke's Locker at Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth.

 

Denton County Master Gardener Association: Spring Tour - Denton County

May 7 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm

The 2016 Denton County Master Gardener Association’s spring garden tour features five private residential and two public gardens in South Denton County. $10. Purchase tickets on the tour web page.

Tickets may be purchased at any of the homes on tour day. Admission to a single garden is $5 at the gate. There is no charge for children under 12, and admission to either public garden is free. Master gardeners will be on-site at each location to answer questions. Proceeds benefit educational horticultural programs for Denton County residents.

See website for tour locations. 

North Central Chapter of Native Plant Society of Texas: Native Plant Sale - Arlington

May 7 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
River Legacy Park
701 NE Green Oaks Blvd Elm Grove Pavilion
Arlington , TX

The sale features a large variety of plant species grown organically by chapter members, including: ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees.

• Grown from local seeds
• Better adapted to our climate
• Low requirement for water
• No need for pesticides or fertilizers

Check website for list of plants for sale.

Info: Laura Penn, lgnpenn@gmail.com or 817-235-8072.

City of Irving: Bicycle Fest - Irving

May 7 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
North Lake College
5001 N MacArthur Irving
TX

   Bicycle Safety Rodeo for kids

·         Bicycle Check-Ups

·         Free bicycle helmets

·         Food trucks

·         Solar Shuttle to power the stage and food trucks

·         Vendors

·         Group rides

·         DFW Pedal Smoothie bike (always fun for the youngsters)

Info: fwitte@cityofirving.org

Marshall Grain: Make-and-Take a Plant Container - Grapevine

May 7 2016 - 11:00am
Marshall Grain
3525 William D. Tate
Grapevine , TX

Representatives from Fox Farm will be at Marshall Grain’s Grapevine store to teach you the design elements behind a successful “color bowl.” Then you’ll have the opportunity to plant your own container using their method. Each attendee will receive a free container with soil and 5 annual flowers to use in planting their own creation. You’ll take home a beautiful, fragrant planter you can give to mom as a Mother’s Day gift. Or keep the bowl for your own garden.

Citizens' Clmate Lobby Denton Chapter: Monthly Meeting - Denton

May 7 2016 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Cafe Brazil
501 W University Dr
Denton , TX

11-11:30 am CCL Denton Meeting

11:30 am-noon Monthly Actions Practice

Noon-1 pm National call-in with Household Impacts Study

Lastly, everyone is invited to stick around for a local screening of the short documentary Disobedience, a new film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry. Screenings are being planned across the globe and Denton community members will be hosting one at 1 pm in the same room at Cafe Brazil. For more information and to RSVP, visit here.

Info: Brett Cease, brettw.cease@gmail.com or 218-766-0830

350.org: Film Screening - 'Disobedience' - Denton

May 7 2016 - 1:00pm
Cafe Brazil
501 W University Dr
Denton , TX

Watch the new movie, "Disobedience," and have a discussion about climate change and several ongoing local efforts to be involved with. We'll meet in the separate area on the other side of the divider glass. Look for signs/instructions on the door.

May 10, 2016

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Spring Photography Class - Cedar Hill

May 10 2016 -
9:30am to 11:30am
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Hone outdoor photographic skills using your own camera. Learn techniques to create inspiring images and get advice for making top-quality photos. $15.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center: Container Gardening - Dallas

May 10 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

Container gardens can be a great way to give a little curb appeal or jazz up a back patio. This program teaches how to prepare and install a container garden. You will learn how to prepare the container, prepare the soil and install a well-planned mix of annuals, perennials and other colorful foliage plants. Free.

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