May 3, 2016

Dallas County Commissioners: Vote on state air plan - Dallas

May 3 2016 - 9:00am
411 Elm
Dallas , TX

Commissioners will be asked to go on record as the first local North Texas government urging the EPA to reject the currently proposed state air plan for DFW and replace it with a stronger one that actually cuts pollution. 

The DFW Clean Air Network (DFW CAN) is urging folks to show up to support their actions.

DFW CAN, is a coalition that includes Downwinders at Risk, the Dallas Sierra Club and the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign, Public Citizen Texas, Mansfield Gas Well Awareness, Liveable Arlington and Texas Campaign for the Environment.  

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.

Event Website:

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

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: 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

North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings

May 7 2016 - 8:00am

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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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.

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.



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, 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

   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)


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.

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.

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Craft & Growler Fundraiser - Dallas

May 10 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Craft & Growler
3601 Parry Ave
Dallas , TX

The best time to try a new brew is when it benefits one of your favorite organizations. Check out the great selection at Craft and Growler and socialize with Dogwood Canyon staff.  A portion of the proceeds of all pints purchased between 5-8pm benefits Dogwood Canyon.