Feb 9 2019

Denton County Master Gardener Association: Flower Mound Spring Gardening Series - Flower Mound (Feb. 4-Feb. 25

Feb 4 2019 - 7:00pm to Feb 18 2019 - 9:00pm
Flower Mound Public Library
3030 Broadmoor Ln
Flower Mound , TX

Denton County Master Gardener Association and the Flower Mound Public Library present a series of talks that will cover gardening topics for spring. All programs start at 7 p.m.  Please register at 972-874-6165 or fmpl@flower-mound.com .

Feb. 4: Companion Planting - Lynda Harvey

Feb. 11: Yard Art Smarts - Tammie Gurley

Feb. 18: Landscape Design for Success - Carol Arment

Feb. 25: Success with SUCCULENTS - Gay Campbell

Marshall Grain: Crape Murder & Other Pruning Crimes - Grapevine

Feb 9 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Marshall Grain Company
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine , TX

Staff experts will discuss different types of pruning tools, which tools to select for various tasks, and demonstrate the correct pruning angles. Attendees will also learn the difference between pruning and shearing and when to use each technique.

Free.

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AJ Vagabonds & Groundwork Dallas: Clean up Buckeye Trail - Dallas

Feb 9 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
7000 Bexar St
Dallas , TX

Join AJ Vagabonds and Groundwork Dallas in a Saturday clean-up at the Buckeye Trail. Together, you'll remove invasive plant species, repair and maintain soft surface trails, and complete trail beautification by removing trash and debris from the area.

More info on website below

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Third Coast Regional Conference - Houston

Feb 9 2019 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Student Center South, University of Houston
4455 University Drive
Houston , TX

Uniting for Climate Solutions

The annual Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Third Coast Conference is an opportunity for new and experienced CCL volunteers alike to learn, practice skills, inspire each other, and strategize how to move our country toward solving climate change. Conference participants will:

    •    Explore strategies for bridging the political divide

    •    Learn how to engage Congress effectively

    •    Hear from energy and carbon pricing leaders

    •    Examine opportunities that carbon pricing offers the Gulf Coast

$25-$1000

See full agenda on website link below.

Dallas Sierra Club: Backpacking 101 - Dallas

Feb 9 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Whole Foods Market
Preston Rd @ Forest Lane
Dallas , TX

New year, time to get ready for new adventures! Come to this comprehensive discussion of gear, cooking, and more, including helpful tips from experienced leaders/instructors. Let us help make your overnights in the wilderness safer, less expensive, comfortable, and fun! Preregistration helpful but not required. Details and registration on website below. 

$35 for Sierra Club members, $40 for non-members. Includes handouts and light lunch.

Info: Lizwico@aol.com or 214.368.2306 (no text). 

DFW Climate Reality Chapter: 'Secrets of Living to 100: Better Living Through Sustainability' - Dallas

Feb 9 2019 - 10:00am
Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak St
Dallas , TX

Presentation by by Dr. Tony Perri and Dottie Perri.

Info: dorothy.perri@gmail.com or 903-654-3844

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North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Local Air Monitoring - Dallas

Feb 9 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

Dr. David Lary, physics professor at UT Dallas, will speak about his air quality monitoring projects and initiatives. Clean air advocates, EV owners/enthusiasts and anyone interested are welcome and encouraged to attend and connect with Dr. Lary.

Dr. Lary is one of the leaders of the DFW Air Research Consortium, which won the 2018 Green Source DFW award for Environmental Science and Innovation.

READ A RECENT GREENSOURCE ARTICLE ABOUT DFW ARC

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Redenta's Garden: Spring Vegetable Gardening - Dallas

Feb 9 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Redenta's Garden
2001 Skillman
Dallas , TX

The time to start planting your spring and early summer vegetable gardens is now! From starting tomato and pepper seeds indoors, to sewing carrots, beets and spinach in the ground outside, January and February are the months in which you can really get the jump on a healthy and productive spring garden. Josh will go over all of the types of vegetables that do well here in North Texas and will share with you some exciting new tomato varieties that we are growing here in the store this year as well as our favorite varieties of many other herbs and vegetables you can look forward to this year. Also, you will get some basic information on soil preparation and amendments to help you be as successful as possible.

Soma Therapies: Save the Bees! for the Nonbeekeeper - Dallas

Feb 9 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Unity of Dallas
6525 Forest Lane
Dallas , TX

Talk by Ryan Giesecke of Trinity BeeKeepers Association DFW for people who are not beekeepers to learn more about bees, their behavior, what a hive split looks like, what a true hive relocation would look like and questions to ask a relocating company before having them move the hive.

Info: Teena,  teena@raindroptexas.com or 214-289-8353

READ ABOUT RYAN IN GREENSOURCEDFW

Trinity Park Conservancy: Plastic for Pizza - Dallas

Feb 9 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Trinity Overlook
110 W Commerce
Dallas , TX

Volunteers needed for a fun trash cleanup day in Harold Simmons Park. We'll have pizza afterward courtesy of Eno's Pizza Tavern. Walk, bike, or drive to the meeting place located at Trinity Overlook Park. There will be car parking and a bike valet courtesy of the crew at Transit Bikes for those who choose to pedal down. The Conservancy will provide all materials needed for the cleanup.

*Parking Note: You must enter the parking for Trinity Overlook Park from Commerce Street; the entrance from N Beckley Avenue is closed.

More details on website link below

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Winter Trees & Signs of Spring Field Trip - Dallas

Feb 9 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Spring Creek Forest Preserve
1770 Holford R
Garland , TX

Join us for a 1.5 hour walk to practice tree ID and anticipate the soon-to-come wildflower season. A template for identifying trees will be provided, so if you like to take notes, bring a pen and clipboard.

1.5 hours advanced training for Master Naturalists

City of Irving: Home Energy Fair - Irving

Feb 9 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Former Irving Central Library Lobby
801 W Irving Blvd,
Irving , TX

The Home Energy Fair aims to educate residents about the benefits of different energy sources, efficient appliances, energy audits and credits and other environmental topics. See flyer.

Info: Emily Asbury, Environmental Programs Coordinator, easbury@cityofirving.org, P:  (972) 721.2687  C:  (972) 742.2296