Feb 8 2020

City of Arlington: Leaf Recycling (Thru Feb. 21) - Arlington

Jan 1 2020 - 8:00am to Feb 21 2020 - 5:00pm
Four Collection Drop-Off Sites (See above) Arlington , TX

Beginning November 21, 2019 through February 21, 2020 Arlington residents may bring bagged leaves to one of four collection sites for free leaf recycling.

    •    Arlington Landfill - 800 Mosier Valley Rd.

    •    U.T.A. baseball parking lot on Mitchell Street east of Fielder Rd. - No contractors

    •    Bowman Springs Park - 7003 Poly Webb Rd. - No contractors

    •    S.J. Stovall Park - 2800 W. Sublett Rd. - No contractors

In an effort to improve the environment and our community, this service is provided by the City of Arlington for Arlington residents only.


    •    NO Contractors

    •    NO Trash or Tree Limbs

    •    NO Illegal Dumping

During the dates listed above, contractors may bring leaves to the Arlington Landfill free of charge. For information call 817-354-2300. Contractors are not allowed to drop off leaves at the other sites.

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Friday Strike - Fort Worth (PAUSED)

Jan 17 2020 - 3:00pm to Mar 27 2020 - 4:00pm
University Dr. south of I-30 by the Starbucks Fort Worth , TX


Protest with us on University Dr., south of I-30 by the Starbucks, by U.S. Rep Kay Granger's office every Friday to let the government know we want action on climate change. Bring your sign! Organized by Global Climate Strike - FW and 350.org FW.

Info: Paula Luna, [email protected]

ACTION ALERT! City of Dallas: Urban Forest Master Plan Community Survey

Jan 29 2020 - 7:00am to Feb 29 2020 - 5:00pm

the City of Dallas working with The Texas Trees Foundation and Davey Resource Group, Inc. has kicked-off off the development of the City of Dallas’ first Urban Forest Master Plan. The Plan will serve as a road map for the City of Dallas, providing detailed information, recommendations and resources needed to proactively manage and grow the city’s tree canopy. It will provide a shared vision for the future of the urban forest to help inspire us to care, plant and protect our trees here in Dallas.

Throughout the Urban Forest Master Plan development process there will be opportunities for the community and stakeholders to learn about Dallas’ urban forest and to share ideas, thoughts and input on improving it. We hope you will participate in these opportunities — as your input is essential to building a sustainable and resilient urban forest in Dallas!

The goal is to unveil the Urban Forest Master Plan around Earth Day 2020.

Read more here.

Take the survey here.

Dallas Arboretum: $5 Admission - Dallas (Thru Feb. 28)

Jan 29 2020 - 9:00am to Feb 28 2020 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

Now through Feb. 28, admission is only $5 to the main garden. On-site daytime parking is $15. Pre-purchased online parking is $10.

Other specials in February include:

An elegant, three-course Friendship Tea for those 13 and older. Prices are $39 per person for traditional tea and $49 per person for champagne served with tea. Price includes parking and admission to the garden. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214.515.6511 or purchased online at https://www.dallasarboretum.org/event/friendship-tea/.

Feb. 9, 3-5 p.m.: Galentine's Pressed Flower Class. This unique floral class is presented by Designs by Andrea and teaches attendees how to work with beautiful pressed flowers to achieve a personalized one-of-kind work of art.

Feb. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Galentine's Day Garden to Table Dinner for gal pals.  The dinner features a three-course menu inspired by the most beloved rom-coms and includes champagne pairings with every course.

Feb. 14, 1 p.m.: Window to the Wild Bird Show, a 45-minute outdoor education flight training show, at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. At the end of the show, come meet the birds and their trainers. This show is free with paid garden admission.

Farm Girl: 3-Week Herb Class - Location TBA (Jan. 30-Feb. 13)

Jan 30 2020 - 7:00pm to Feb 13 2020 - 8:30pm
Location provided upon registration TX

This series of classes will be held at Marilyn Simmons’ home. Marilyn, often referred to as FarmGirl and the Oil Lady, has more than 15 years with gardening experience. Herbs are a special passion and she is always ready to share her joy and the lovely fragrances of working with both fresh and dried herbs.

Supplies will be included in the fee and each week student will leave with herb project.

Class 1: Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m

Baby Carrots with Honey and Dill: Each participant will jar up this recipe of refrigerator carrot pickles.

Clean, Cut and dry herbs for the next class: We will prepare herbs for drying. Each person will be able to take a bundle of herbs to hang and dry for the next week’s class. We will prepare an herb blend the following week.

Bath Salts: We will assemble a large bowl of fragrant bath salts and divide. Each participant will take home bath salt.


Class 2: Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m

Texas Chili Powder: Each person will prepare and package custom, freshly made chili powder to take home with them.

Herb de Provence: We will prepare our dried herbs and prepare this lovely blend of dried herbs. We will have a tasting with our new blend.

Herbed Butter: We will assemble a recipe of herb butter, sample on some yummy bread and have a great sample to take home.


Class 3: Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m to 8:30 p.m

Pecan Basil Pesto on Spaghetti Squash: Students will prepare basil pesto for sampling.

Prepare and Bake Rosemary Rounds: Each person can sample and have some of this excellent treat to take home.

Roller Blend: Each person will prepare a roller blend of herbal essential oil to take home.


$10 per class.

Info: Marilyn Simmons, 214-497-3918 to pay and for location.


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Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Saturday Strike - Fort Worth (PAUSED)

Feb 1 2020 - 11:00am to Mar 28 2020 - 12:00pm
1640 S University Dr
Ft Worth , TX


Join us for a climate protest to bring awareness to the citizens of Fort Worth and Tarrant County about climate change and to demand action by our government. Repeats every Saturday.

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions: Seeding Dallas III: Good Food for the City - Dallas

Feb 8 2020 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space
1451 John West Rd.
Dallas , TX

Network and learn with other urban gardeners and farmers about a wide range of garden topics. Local experts will share what they've learned growing food

and managing gardens in North Texas. 


Topics Include:

Homestead Chickens and Bees

Community Garden Management

Composting, Soil Health, Water Resources

Planning for What You Want to Eat and for Production Yield


Who Should Attend:

Gardeners and Urban Farmers of All Types

Community Garden Managers

Farm/Garden Supporters

Anyone thinking about starting a garden to invigorate or enhance a community


$10. Limited scholarships available.


Info: [email protected] or 214-951-7780

Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Community Day - Arlington

Feb 8 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram
Arlington , TX

Please bring your favorite work gloves, shovel, litter picker upper, or gardening tools.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be available.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.

Info: [email protected]

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Sharon Wilson on "The Impact of Methane on Our Climate & What We Can Do About It" - Dallas

Feb 8 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Rd
Dallas , TX

Presenter is Sharon Wilson, a senior organizer at the EarthWorks Oil & Gas Accountability Project.

Sharon is a leading citizen expert in the Texas Barnett Shale, and a top "go-to" person for information. She's been sought out by top EPA officials, national news networks, and national environmental organizations for information and assistance.

A Texas native, Sharon was born and grew up in Fort Worth, where, as she describes it .. "she grew up hauling hay, fixing fence, riding the tractor with her grandfather, and slipped away whenever she could to ride whichever horse got close enough to catch."   She worked for 12 years in the oil and gas industry, where she witnessed first-hand the environmental and public health impacts associated with the industry. She has briefed NATO Parliamentary Assembly, EPA regulators and even former Administrator Gina McCarthy on the impacts of oil and gas extraction.

In 2014, Sharon became a certified optical gas imaging thermographer and now travels across the U.S. making visible the invisible methane pollution from oil and gas facilities.


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River Legacy: Nature School Open House - Arlington

Feb 8 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX

Meet the teachers, explore the classrooms, meet an Animal Ambassador and participate in activities. Free.

Marshall Grain: Organic Weed Controls - Grapevine

Feb 8 2020 - 11:00am
Marshall Grain
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine , TX

Save up to 50 percent on your water bill and have a stronger, healthier lawn using organic lawn care methods. Marshall Grain’s Organic Lawn Care Program has been proven to boost your lawn’s immune system, which helps prevent insect invasions and diseases. We’ll introduce you to natural products that prevent weed seeds from germinating and kill lawn weeds without harming your lawn.


Texas Discovery Garden: Native Plants of Texas - Dallas

Feb 8 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

Due to the widespread loss of natural habitat, there is an acute need to include native plants in our landscapes to mitigate their scarcity in the wild. Only native plants can provide for the insect diversity necessary to maintain our bird and pollinator populations, as well as other aspects of a healthy ecology.  This class illustrates the wealth of Texas plant species and the myriad of unique and beautiful plants we have to choose from.

Cost: $15. Includes admission to Butterfly House and Gardens.