Nov 15 2017

Great Seed Bomb: Wildflower Workshops - Dallas (Thru Dec. 9)

Nov 10 2017 - 12:00pm to Dec 9 2017 - 12:00pm
See website for locations Dallas , TX

Join The Great Seed Bomb as it rolls across Dallas, Tx with a series of free wildflower seedball workshops from Nov. 11 - Dec. 9!. Participants and volunteers will learn how to source materials and manufacture seedballs by hand and with a tumbler, get acquainted with Dallas' urban farm and conservation leaders on their own turf, and practice their new seedball making skills with materials that will be used to jumpstart a pocket prairie along the Trinity Forest Trails. This is your opportunity to be a part of creating a living (and life-giving) art installation that will sustain itself for years to come. 

4 Workshops and one seedball throw finale are scheduled. See website for details.

 

America's Grasslands Conference - Fort Worth

Nov 14 2017 - 8:00am to Nov 16 2017 - 5:00pm
Ft Worth , TX

The fourth biennial America’s Grasslands Conference brings together researchers, natural resource professionals, farmers and ranchers, policy experts, and conservationists to discuss relevant issues related to the conservation of North America’s grasslands. The next conference will take place Nov.14-16, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas.

We are very excited to announce a new partnership for this year with the Southern Plains and Prairies conference. While maintaining a national scope, this year’s conference will also include some regionally focused sessions. The conference is co-hosted by the National Wildlife Federation, Coastal Prairie Partnership, Native Prairies Association of Texas, and Texas A&M University.

 

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Silk Road Overland Photo Tour - Fort Worth

Nov 15 2017 - 6:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Martha Ohlson, long time Sierra Club member, will share her experience of her trip on the Silk Road Overland. The Silk Road or Silk Route was an ancient network of trade routes that were for centuries central to cultural interaction originally through regions of Eurasia connecting the East and West and stretching from the Korean peninsula and Japan to the Mediterranean Sea.

We meet in the Azalea Room at 6:30 for a potluck with meeting to follow. Please bring a dish (main, side, dessert) to share. Drinks are provided. Also, be sure to pick up your raffle tickets ($5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets). Raffle will be held at our December meeting and includes an REI tent and 2 sets of 50th Anniversary FW Nature Center wine glasses.

Mighty Earth: Clean Food Forum - Dallas

Nov 15 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak St
Dallas , TX

Industrial-scale agriculture is America's number one source of water pollution. Over half of our waterways are contaminated with nitrate from fertilizer, and toxic agricultural run-off has created the largest deadzone in history in The Gulf of Mexico.

Join us on Nov. 15, for a panel discussion bringing forward different perspectives on this issue. A sustainable food system is possible, and is supported by farmers and ranchers, scientists, healthcare professionals, and social justice groups. Hear from different and diverse leaders in our community about the problem, the solutions, and how you can help!

Panelists:

Thomas Locke - Bois d'Arc Meat Co. owner

Clarice Criss - urban farming consultant

Ricky Linex - Natural Resources Conservation Service