Lantern festivals are a central part of Chinese culture and date back thousands of years. Join us as this ancient tradition comes to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden where you will see over 20 sets of lanterns crafted from silk, wire and steel and where you can spend an evening filled with fun, food, and adventure. This event offers visitors the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia.
Apr 9 2019
Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Lanterns in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru May 12)
EarthX: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - Dallas
Earth X is bigger than ever this year and is seeking volunteers to help out at the giant eco-expo April 26-28 at Fair Park in Dallas. This is a great opportunity to gain experience, network and be part of the world's largest eco-fest.
Earth X volunteer manager Melinda Garde said there are more than 30 different opportunities available for volunteers.
"Volunteers are the face of EarthX. As a volunteer, you are an integral part of the process of changing the way people think, work and live," said Garde. "Volunteers will engage attendees with fun hands-on activities that teach how to make a difference through science, technology and innovations in thought leading to a sustainable future."
Volunteers get a T-shirt and snacks. There are two shifts: 9 a.m. -2 p.m., 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Info: Melinda Garde, volunteer manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Whole Earth Provision Co.: State Park Month - Dallas
Throughout April, visit any of the 7 Whole Earth Provision Co. stores (2 in Dallas) to pick up a free state park guide and make donations to Texas State Parks. Donations are accepted in any amount, but if you donate $20, $50, or $100, Whole Earth will give you a nice “thank you” bonus or two or three (while supplies last)!
Donate $20 or more and receive a $5 Texas State Parks Gift Card that can be used toward park passes, entrance fees or park store purchases.
Donate $50 or more and receive 2 bonus gifts – a Whole Earth branded Nalgene bottle, and a $5 state parks gift card!
Donate $100 or more and receive 3 bonus gifts – a Ft. Lonesome custom Texas patch, a Whole Earth Nalgene water bottle and a $5 state parks gift card
City of Mansfield: Mulch Madness - Mansfield
Mulch Madness is a free mulch giveaway program for Mansfield residents. Residents must bring their own containers and and load their own mulch.
Proof of residency required
Dallas Sierra Club: Legislative Action & Grow Your Food - Farmers Branch
Legislative Action Needed on Environmental Bills in Austin
The 2019 Texas Legislature is in full swing. April is a critical time for the final push to persuade our legislators to pass good environmental legislation and to stop the bad. We need all interested environmentally-concerned activists to make calls, send emails and take action now. Come hear about what you can do to make a difference at this critical juncture in the 86th Texas Legislative Session.
Grow Your Own Food in North Texas
Texas Master Gardener Ruth B. Klein will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about growing your own vegetables in Texas.
Ruth was born and raised in Dallas. She used to wish she were a gardener, but never took it up because it seemed too hot and there were too many bugs and pollens in Texas.
In 2006 she decided to landscape her small yard. The desire to landscape using sound ecological principles ignited a passion for gardening she never knew she had. After a heroic effort to learn about gardening through books and classes, she joined the Master Gardener program in 2009. In 2010 Ruth’s home landscape was chosen to be on the City of Dallas WaterWise Tour.
Her current interest and focus is on community vegetable gardening. She helped start and leads a community garden at Temple Emanu-El in Dallas where the crop is donated to a local food bank.
Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org
Texas Master Naturalist, Blackland Prairie Chapter: Tales & Tips from 50 Years of Teaching about Nature - Dallas
Sally Evans is a long-time educator at the Richardson and Plano outdoor learning centers and a natural science teacher at the Heard Museum. Since 1970, Sally has inspired countless young minds to learn about and love the natural world. Learn some of her teaching secrets, shared in her uniquely entertaining and enchanting way.