Sep 12 2017

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden: Trees - Dallas (Thru Sept. 16)

Aug 19 2017 - 6:00pm to Sep 16 2017 - 5:00pm
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Rd
Dallas , TX

This group exhibition is inspired by the Greek Proverb, “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” The exhibition will feature work by 40 artists, benefiting the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center.

Opening reception Aug. 19, 6-8p.m. A Passion for Texas Native Trees Talk by Tary Arterburn, Principal, studioOustide, will be held Aug. 31, at 7 p.m.

Exhibit runs through Sept. 16.

Waco Friends of Peace-Climate: Inaugural Climate Change Art Exhibit - Waco

Sep 1 2017 - 10:00am to Oct 9 2017 - 9:00pm
Terry and Jo's Food for Thought
1121 Speight Ave
Waco , TX

Science tells us anthropogenic climate change is the existential threat of our time. Art provides the emotional expression of this environmental emergency. 

ARTISTS: Please submit a piece to this show. We explore impacts such as sea level rise, droughts, floods, famine, coral bleaching, ice loss, species extinction and superstorms. The human costs and solutions are additional appropriate topics. Your works may also be sold at this show. Email to me a photograph of any piece you would like to submit:  

Saturday, Sept. 16, 6-8pm, is the Showcase evening with artists and our members present, a scientific presentation, wine and dessert. Classical guitar by Frank Exum.


Botanical Research Institute of Texas: David Conn Paintings and Prints - Fort Worth

Sep 8 2017 - 4:00pm to Oct 26 2017 - 4:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Fort Worth , TX

 This group of paintings and prints is a retrospective exhibition that starts with Blackstonian from the forest near the Mosel River in Germany and ends with winter scenes from his boyhood in Sussex, New Jersey. Following a realist tradition, Conn carves an image into a linoleum block using one tool. Then, by enlarging the image to a painting scale the lines between representation and abstraction are interwoven, creating a sense of being in and of the forest.

BRIT will be open from Sept. 9, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Gallery Night with a public reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and a gallery talk by the artist at 6:15 p.m.

Event Website:

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Paul Mathews Prairie Field Trip - Floyd

Sep 12 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Meet at a location TBA and carpool to site TX

Opportunity to visit a rare 100-acre block of Blackland Prairie. The Native Prairies Association of Texas is raising $50,000 to buy it. It's near Greenville, within 90 minutes from Fort Worth and an hour from Dallas.

Meet at a location in Floyd near US 380 TBA and carpool to the site. Please RSVP on FB page. Attendance space is limited. Check page for developments. 

Donating to NPAT's capital campaign will mean you help save this rare prairie for future generations. Join with other naturalists around the state. Please visit our donation page here


Brookhaven College: Gardening for Monarchs - Farmers Branch

Sep 12 2017 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane Windmill Garden
Farmers Branch , TX

“Gardening for Monarchs,” with Amy Monroy, master naturalist. 

Info: Carrie Schweitzer,

Event Website:

GROW Pint Night: Connecting Farm to Lunch Box - Dallas

Sep 12 2017 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Craft & Growler
3601 Parry Ave
Dallas , TX

GROW North Texas hosts panel discussion about the local farm to table movement and its prevalence in early childhood education.

Panelists will include: 

DarcieaHouston, lead farm hand at Paul Quinn Farm 
Graham Dodds, Dallas farm to table chef and culinary director of The Statler Hotel & Residences 
Kris Habashy, founder and director of Connecting City to Farm
John Paul Dineen III, farmer and co-owner of The Yellow Farmhouse
Kim Whalen Aman, farmer and program director at Moss Haven Farm
Moderator: Susie Marshall

Enjoy a beer (or two) throughout the evening as Craft and Growler will donate $1 for each purchase made between 5-8pm.

Keep McKinney Beautiful: Build a Rain Barrel - McKinney

Sep 12 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fire Station #7
821 S. Independence Pkwy.
McKinney , TX

Rain barrels are constructed from repurposed food grade containers, capacity is 55 gallons. Each participant will be provided with insect netting, a hose bib (faucet), caulk and adapter. The barrel will be fully functional and ready to be placed under a down spout. Each rain barrel is $50 each, build one, two, three or four. (Please make sure you can transport them in your vehicle). Payment much be received at seminar.

Dallas Sierra Club: Fall/Winter Vegetable Gardening & Sandbranch - Dallas

Sep 12 2017 - 6:30pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane Bldg H
Farmers Branch , TX

Fall/Winter Vegetable Gardening in North Texas

The best time for gardening in North Texas is from September until June.  You can have fresh tomatoes from your garden for Christmas dinner!  Dr. Larry Legg will present a scientific and observational approach for gardening during fall and winter.  Larry is a Biology Professor, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Master Wellness Volunteer, and a Conflict Resolution Specialist.  He is a country boy from the boondocks where if you did not have a successful garden, you went hungry.


Reverend Eugene Keahey will talk about Sandbranch -- a community in Southeast Dallas County -- as it struggles to get water, etc.  He also is looking for beekeepers to help teens learn this trade/process.

FREE.  7:00 pm, Tuesday, September 12, Dallas Sierra Club at Brookhaven College

Everybody is welcome.  You don't have to be a Sierra Club member.  Just show up.  We would love to meet you.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in building H, the Geotechnology Institute building.  From 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. you can enjoy snacks and refreshments as you wander among various issue booths to pick up information and talk with Sierra Club members.  


Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or


Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Brett Johnson, Dallas Parks & Rec - Dallas

Sep 12 2017 - 6:30pm
CC Young Retirement Center
4847 West Lawther Drive
Dallas , TX

Brett Johnson, urban biologist for Dallas Parks & Recreation, will speak about the progress and setbacks about the Blackland Prairie parcels at White Rock Lake, including Johnson grass and Queen Anne’s lace control, privet clearing, mowing practices, Flag Pole Hill plans, and more.

Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, or 214-321-7159

Zero Waste DFW Alliance: Final Vote: Fort Worth 20-Year Recycling Plan - Fort Worth

Sep 12 2017 - 7:00pm
Fort Worth City Hall 200 Texas St
Ft Worth , TX

Join recycling advocates at City Hall as officials consider the final adoption of Fort Worth's 20-year recycling plan. We want to ensure that the most ambitious programs, like composting in neighborhoods and restaurants, recycling for businesses and industrial operations, are included.

Public testimony is needed to remind Fort Worth city council members that we want the best programs for recycling and composting no matter where we live, work or play. You can sign up to testify at the meeting and you will have three minutes at the microphone.

Wear a green T-shirt or clothing so you can be identified as someone who supports the best recycling plan possible.