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 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

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June 1, 2016

U.S. Zero Waste Business Council: Zero Waste Business Conference - Austin

Jun 1 2016 - 10:00am to Jun 3 2016 - 6:00pm
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol Austin , TX

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 ( 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 ( 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

Jun 1 2016 - 7:00pm
Fielder Museum
1616 W Abram
Arlington , TX

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.

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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.

Skyview Harmony Garden: Film Screening 'Can You Dig This' - Dallas

Jun 2 2016 - 6:30pm
North Park 15
8687 N Central Expwy
Dallas , TX

Screening of "Can you Dig This" a documentary about urban gardening and food justice in South Central L.A. 

Tickets: $13.75

June 3, 2016

River Legacy: Parents Night Out - Arlington

Jun 3 2016 -
5:30pm to 9:30pm
River Legacy
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX

Children ages 5 to 10 will join River Legacy staff for a summertime PJ party full of cool summer fun, pizza and snacks while exploring how animals (and humans too!) stay cool in the heat of summer.

Participants will meet some cool-as-a-cucumber animal friends, go on a nature adventure in the cool of the evening, take part in some cool science experiments and wrap up the evening with the movie Lilo & Stitch (PG). Children are welcome to wear their favorite PJ's, but closed toe shoes are recommended.

Children can be dropped off by 5:30 pm and must be picked up by 9:30 pm. Cost is $25 and advance registration is required by noon, June 3. Call 817.860.6752, ext. 102 or register online. Payment is due at time of registration.

June 4, 2016

DFW Urban Wildlife Group: Wildlife Watching - Dallas

Jun 4 2016 - 7:00am
White Rock Lake
600 E. Lawther
Dallas , TX

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.

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 Farmers Market: 

Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano:

Frisco Rotary Farmers Market:

McKinney Farmers Market:


Carrollton Square Community Farmers Market,

Coppell Farmers Market:  

Cox Farms Market, Duncanville: 

Dallas Farmers Market:  

Eden’s Organic Garden Center, Balch Springs:

Four Seasons Market, Richardson:

Good Local Markets:

Grand Prairie Farmers Market:

The Market Place DFW, Mesquite and Garland:

Ruibal’s Rosemeade Market, Carrollton:

Saint Michael’s Farmers Market, Dallas:

Uptown Farmers Market at West Village, Dallas:


Denton Community Market:

Denton County Farmers Market:

Farmers Branch Market:

Little Elm Farmers Market:


Ennis Farmers Market:

Garden Harvests Farm: Waxahachie:

Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market:


Denison Farmers Market:


Greenville Farmers Market:


Burleson Farmers Market:


Ham Orchards, Terrell:


Rockwall Farmers Market:


Bedford Farmers Market:

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth

Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth:

Crestline Neighborhood Market at All Saints, Fort Worth:

Elizabeth Anna's Local Farm & Market, Fort Worth:  

Farm to Fork Foods, Arlington:

Garden of Eden Farmer’s Market:

Green’s Produce and Plants, Arlington

Grapevine Farmers Market: 

Keller Farmers Market: 

Mansfield Farmers Market:

Ridgmar Farmers Market:

Rufe Snow Farmers Market:

West 7th Farmers Market:


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Native Prairies Association of Texas Fort Worth Chapter: Ray Roberts Lake State Park Hike - Pilot Point

Jun 4 2016 -
8:45am to 1:00pm
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
100 PW 4137
Pilot Point , TX

We will explore areas within the state park where rare or uncommon species occur. This is a jewel of a park with many treasures to see. Meet at the entrance to the state park at 8:45am. Hike starts at 9 am. RSVP: Jeff Quayle or call 817-729-0283.  

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.

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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: Free Solar PV Training - Lancaster (Thru June 8)

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.

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June 9, 2016

Dallas Water Utilities: Lawn Care Maintenance - Dallas

Jun 9 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Timberglen Public Library
18505 Midway Rd
Dallas , TX

Is the green in your lawn weeds or grass? Do you have brown circles in your yard? Proper lawn care maintenance is a key component to a healthy lawn. This workshop covers basic lawn maintenance practices and selecting the right turf grass to improve the health and longevity of your landscape. You will learn how maintain your landscape using less water, fertilizers and pesticides.
Daniel Cunningham, a horticulturalist with the Water University at Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Dallas will be the instructor.