August 26, 2016

Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards: Nomination Deadline

Aug 26 2016 - 11:45pm

The Memnosyne Institute's Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Awards was launched in 2012 and has since honored many outstanding green leaders in North Texas. Every year, we rely on the green community to participate in the process by nominating those whose work they admire – including one's own teams! Please consider taking a few minutes to make a nomination today. All nominees will be listed on the public voting ballot so it is a great way to garner recognition for outstanding leaders and volunteers and to thank and encourage them.

There are six categories:

Small Nonprofit Organization
Small Business (Including entrepreneurs)
Large Business (Project or program)
Volunteer
Nonprofit Professional (Including government and education positions)
For Profit Professional (Including architects and corporate sustainability directors)

Nominations will be taken through Aug. 26. 
Voting will start on Sept. 1 and extend to Sept. 30. 
The top three nominees in each category with the highest number of votes in each category will go on to a final selection by a panel. Winners will be announced at the Green Source DFW Awards on Nov. 3. Tickets are $35.

Nomination form here.

Purchase tickets here.

Sponsorship opportunities here.

For information on sponsorship, contact Wendel Withrow at Wendel@GreenSourceDFW.org or 214-287-1046.

August 27, 2016

North Texas Farmer's Markets: Complete Listings

Aug 27 2016 - 8:00am
See website for locations, seasons and hours TX

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, 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 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: https://www.facebook.com/BurlesonFarmersMarket/

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

Clear Fork Farmers Market, Fort Worth http://www.farmersmarket1848.com

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, 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.

Texas Discovery Gardens: Covered in Chitin - Dallas

Aug 27 2016 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

One out of every four animal species on Earth is a beetle. Learn about their fascinating diversity with entomologist John Watts. $25.

Get Healthy Rockwall: Potluck Picnic - Rockwall

Aug 27 2016 - 6:30pm
Harry Myers Park
Washington
Rockwall , TX

Bring a whole foods, plant-based no-oil dish and join llike-minded folk for a fun, friendly picnic in the park. Everyone is welcome! Bring your family and friends!

Not sure what to bring? If you're new, just bring yourself and check it out. We always have plenty. A veggie or fruit tray is always good. Or if you're brave, google "whole foods, plant-based, no oil" and all kinds of good recipes will come up.

We provide bottled water,plates and utensils.

Bring any kind of fun and games you wish.

Future Dates: Sept 20

Learn how eating plants can improve your health.

Lose weight.

Prevent and reverse heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers.

Share ideas on how to shop, cook, and eat out.

Kick that junkfood habit once and for all!

 

August 28, 2016

Black Vegetarian Society of Texas: Monthly Luncheon - Addison

Aug 28 2016 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Loving Hut
14925 Midway Road, Suite 102
Addison , TX

Luncheon will be held at the all vegan Loving Hut restaurant. Menu. RSVP: veebush@prodigy.net or 972-242-7046.

Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club: Texas Native & Adapted Plants - Dallas

Aug 28 2016 - 3:00pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northhaven Rd
Dallas , TX

Chrissy Cortez-Mathis will present “Plants that Love to Grow Here-Texas Native & Adapted Plants.” Chrissy is a Dallas County Master Gardener. This program introduces great shrubs, ground covers and perennials to use in the landscape. All plants covered are drought tolerant and easy to care for. Chrissy’s passion for reducing grass in the landscape was born when she was in charge of mowing her family’s big corner lot lawn as a teenager. It would often take her two days; now it just takes 10 minutes to do her own. In 2004 she and her husband bought a house in Richardson. Each year they work to make the yard waterwise and wildlife friendly. Her home landscape was chosen for the city of Dallas/WaterWise Garden Tour in 2012 because they used no municipal water in their yard. Chrissy is an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable speaker.

Social and snacks @ 2:30 pm, educational lecture @ 3 pm.

Event Website:

August 30, 2016

Dallas 2030 District: Advancing the Efficiency Economy: Using Technologies to Drive Optimization - Dallas

Aug 30 2016 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Peloton Offices
901 Main Street Suite 4200
Dallas , TX

Lunch & Learn Professional Series hosted by Dallas 2030 District: Advancing the Efficiency Economy: Using Technologies to Drive Optimization.

Speakers:

1. Meighan Forrer, Associate Director, Flywheel

2. Bill Moebius, Sr. Vice President Peloton Commercial Real Estate

3. Mark Wilshire, Sr. Property Manager, Peloton Commercial Real Estate 

September 6, 2016

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Conservation Ranching & Land Stewardship - Fort Worth

Sep 6 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Ft Worth , TX

Gary and Sue Price, owners of the 77 Ranch, have spent the last 40 years making their 2,500-acre ranch into an award winning cattle operation that focuses on conservation practices that not only increase production but also improve water quality and wildlife habitat and protect natural resources. Join us as the Prices share their approach to conservation ranching and land stewardship.  

September 10, 2016

Women in the Environment: Heart Walk - Dallas

Sep 10 2016 -
8:00am to 1:00pm
Reunion Tower Dallas , TX

Join the Women in the Environment team for the Heart Walk. Get the WE tee shirt!

Texas Discovery Gardens: Selecting and Establishing North Texas Trees - Dallas

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

Two key elements to a healthy and sustainable landscape include proper plant selection and effective strategies for root establishment. Learn about common tree species for North Texas and useful tips for getting new trees established in the landscape. Led by Micah Pace, ISA certified arborist with Preservation Tree. Free with RSVP. Email Fran at FThompson@TexasDiscoveryGardens.org

City of Coppell: Raised Beds and Soil Prep - Coppell

Sep 10 2016 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
Biodiversity Education Center
367 Freeport Parkway
Coppell , TX

Need some pointers on building your own home garden? Come learn from two of Coppell’s experienced community garden leaders. They will cover the essentials for DIY raised beds and soil health with a hands on demonstration.

Info: Molly Bujanda, MBujanda@coppelltx.gov

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: 'The Nature of Things - Daphne Prairie' - Fort Worth

Sep 10 2016 - 10:00pm to Oct 20 2016 - 4:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Ft Worth , TX

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 11, 2016

Promise of Peace Garden: Okrapalooza - Dallas

Sep 11 2016 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
The Lot
7530 E Grand Ave
Dallas , TX

Seventh annual event benefiting Promise of Peace Community Garden.   Admission includes okra dish tastings, beer provided by local breweries, live music and more. Early bird tickets: $35. General admission: $45. 

September 13, 2016

Dallas Sierra Club: Authors of 'Texas Environmental Atlas' - Farmers Branch

Sep 13 2016 - 7:00pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane Bldg H
Farmers Branch , TX

David Todd and Jonathan Ogren will introduce their environmental atlas, The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People (Texas A&M Press 2016).  The atlas is a five-year effort that resulted in a compilation of some 40 chapters, 300 maps and 100 images regarding the conservation history of water, land, energy, air quality and public health in the state.  They also will focus on comments about local topics of special interest to Dallas Metroplex residents.  

Todd has practiced as an environmental attorney, served as executive director of the Conservation History Association of Texas, and was the co-editor of The Texas Legacy Project: Stories of Courage and Conservation (Texas A&M Press 2010).  Ogren, a biologist and geographer, is the founder and principal of Siglo Group, a firm that helps clients integrate natural systems into land planning and design.

Everyone is welcome. Free. 

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting

Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org

Twelve Hills Nature Center: Coexisting with Our Wild Animal Neighbors - Dallas

Sep 13 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
1401 Stemmons Avenue Weiss Auditorium (across from Pavilion 3)
Dallas , TX

In light of the increased interest in wildlife activity in North Oak Cliff, Twelve Hills Nature Center and Methodist Dallas Medical Center are sponsoring a talk by urban biologist Brett Johnson on the topic of co-existing with our wild animal neighbors in Dallas.

The presentation will cover how to help with wildlife conservation in the city, and how you can reduce negative wildlife interactions. There will be a Q&A following.

Brett Johnson has worked for 12 years as urban wildlife biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He joined the city of Dallas in 2015 as the senior environmental coordinator/urban biologist for the Dallas Park and Recreation Department. Brett is one of the country’s leading experts on urban coyotes.

Doors open at 6:30. Light refreshments will be available. RSVP: twelvehillsnaturecenter@gmail.com. Parking will be available in Parking Lot B.

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