From April 1-30, Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club. These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show. In Ennis, the bluebonnets typically peak around the 3rd week of April, according to the Ennis Garden Club. This can vary year to year due to weather conditions and terrain, so check website or call 972-878-4748 before your visit.
April 1, 2016
Ennis Garden Club: Bluebonnet Trails - Ennis
April 30, 2016
Texas Smartscape: Plant Sale - Plano, Richardson & Waxahachie
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: email@example.com. See complete list of sales on website.
The Home Depot
6200 W Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093
The Home Depot
2220 N Coit Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
The Home Depot
1315 Hwy 77 North
Waxahachie, TX 75165
North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings
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 at the Adriatica: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp
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 (formerly White Rock Local Market), three locations in 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
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 Community Market: https://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket
Denton County Farmers Market: http://dentonfarmersmarket.com
Little Elm Farmers Market: http://www.littleelm.org/index.aspx?nid=895
Ennis Farmers Market: http://ennistx.com/farmers-market
Garden Harvests Farm: Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com
Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownWaxahachieFarmersMarket
Denison Farmers Market: www.downtowndenisonfarmersmarket.com
Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com
Burleson Farmers Market: http://www.burlesonfarmersmarket.com
Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com
Rockwall Farmers Market: http://www.rockwallfarmersmarket.org
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/
Don't see one of your favorites? Email Julie@GreenSourceDFW.org.
City of Dallas: The Art of Composting - Dallas
A seminar for residents wishing to learn about the benefits and uses of compost and vermicompost, proper soil treatment, the usage of organic material discarded from lawns, gardens and flower beds; plus, growing and caring for native and adapted plants for the North Texas area. Free. Lunch provided. Attendance is limited to the first 100 persons to register for each seminar. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-670-4475.
Native Prairies Association of Texas Fort Worth Chapter: Bear Creek Ranch - Parker County
This 1,700-acre ranch is an excellent example of a Grand Prairie remnant, supporting deep-soiled tallgrass prairie, limestone outcrops and creek habitat along Bear Creek. Come see this rare example of a Grand Prairie site, also locally known as the Fort Worth Prairie. Owned and managed by the Dixon Water Foundation.
RSVP with Jeff Quayle or call 817-729-0283 by April 27 (provide e-mail address, cell phone number).
Follow the signs to the pavilion once you enter from Bear Creek Road at the entrance (with a cattle guard). Then we will carpool to various sites.
McKinney Tour de Coop - McKinney
Organized by volunteers and chicken coop owners, the self-guided tour allows a close-up look at several back yard chicken coops. The tour promotes self-sustainability by presenting the benefits and joys of owning your own flock and creating a backyard chicken set-up. Proceeds benefit the Historic McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square.
$8 until April 29, 4-pack - $30. $10 onsite.
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Birding by Boat - Cedar Hill
Join Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center for birding at Joe Pool Lake and gain a unique opportunity to view birds from the water. $40.
Bob Jones Nature Center: Smart Yard Seminar - Southlake
Learn about lawn care maintenance, native and adapted plants and sprinkler system quick fixes. Plus walking tour of nature center. Presented by Dr. Dotty Woodson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
RSVP: Go to www.eventbrite.com and search "Learn and Grow at Bob Jones Nature Center"
Tarrant County Master Gardener Association: Plant Sale & Gardening Demos - Fort Worth
Learn Texas gardening techniques from Tarrant County Master Gardeners.
First Jefferson UU: E-cycle Event - Fort Worth
Bring your electronic waste for recycling. Info: Karl Thibodeaux, email@example.com or 682-465-0021.
UPDATE: The event has been rescheduled for April 30.
North Texas Master Naturalist: Native Plants and Prairies Day - Dallas
Family friendly event that focuses on Texas flora and fauna, and the use of native plants in home landscapes as disease and drought-resistant alternatives to non-native species. Live animals, food trucks, speakers. Also 30-minute wildflower and prairie walks, and some 30+ demonstration and information outreach booths. Free.
Lone Star Chapter of Sierra Club: Awards Banquet - Austin
May 1, 2016
Amy Moonlady Martin: May Day Frolic at HeartSpace Spiritual Center - Dallas
Are you ready for a spring frolic? Want to know how to co-create the natural world in which you live? Celebrate the Earth holiday of Beltane with Amy “Moonlady” Martin at Heartspace Spiritual Center.
What does burying the hatchet have to do with Mayday and agricultural teamwork? What is the Bel-Fire and why do we need to jump it? Is there more to the Maypole than being everybody’s favorite phallic symbol? Why did oatmeal and honey mead used to be popular at this time of year?
Beltane exemplifies the co-creation of the natural world, the symbiosis we have with nature and our communities even in urban areas.
Everybody bring cut flowers and greenery. After a short talk, we’ll experience Beltane outdoors with a flower frolic. Those feeing masculine will form a protective enclosure as the feminine ones spiral in to create a giant flower that opens and blooms. To make it amazing, fems should wear tops in shades of violet, purple and pink with white as a default. Manly ones should wear green and brown, and play drums if they’re into that.
A Peep at the Coops - Dallas
Self-guided tour of area's backyard chicken coops. $10.
May 4, 2016
Arlington Conservation Council: Teaming with Wildlife - Arlington
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.