The Texas Master Naturalist, Blackland Prairie Chapter is one of 48 recognized chapters throughout Texas.  Our chapter meets in McKinney Texas and draws members from communities in Collin, Hunt, and Rockwall counties and adjacent areas.  Our well-trained chapter members volunteer in numerous local efforts to help people learn about and appreciate Texas's natural resources.

Dallas Area Community Gardens (a working list, August 2010)

 http://www.gardendallas.org/Area%20Gardens2.htm 

This list was compiled by Gardeners in Community Development (GICD) for the purpose of facilitating the interaction between community garden groups across North Texas, and to assist those who may wish to volunteer or in other way support the development of community gardening. 

 http://www.gardendallas.org/Area%20Gardens2.htm 

Gardeners in Community Development (GICD) is a Dallas area nonprofit organization of professionals, volunteers, and supporters of community gardening and neighborhood greening. We were incorporated on May 25, 1994, for the purpose of promoting community gardening as a way to enhance neighborhood life.Our mission is growing people. Each year Gardeners in Community Development makes it possible for hundreds of Dallas area families, mostly low-income, to enjoy fresh vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers grown in our community gardens. These gardens enhance the quality of life in area neighborhoods in many ways, and provide a place to learn and share our joy of gardening with others.

Our meetings are held on the fourth Sunday each month, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for November and December.
 
Our organization has been meeting continuously for 20 years. We accept anyone as a member.  One can attend the regular meetings for free.
 
Membership dues are $15/year for an individual, $20/year for a family membership.
 
Member-Only events:  Annual member's garden tour, Annual Fall Field trip, October Seed Exchange, December Holiday Party.

The North Texas Master Naturalists are Dallas County's volunteers for conservation. We lead hikes, give educational programs, engage in scientific research, and work on the land, all towards the goal of helping North Texans appreciate and preserve the natural systems they rely upon.

The Texas Master Naturalist(TM) volunteer program is coordinated by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and supported by a variety of local Organizations. Volunteers receive 40 hours of in-depth training in wildlife and natural resource management customized to focus on local ecosystems. In return, volunteers provide at least 40 hours of service per year in the form of community education and demonstration projects, while pursuing a minimum of 8 hours per year of advanced training in areas of special interest.


The Texas Master Naturalist program:
Increases volunteer capacity and leadership in local communities,
Enhances public awareness of local ecosystems and natural resources.

The Citizen Gardner program provides low-cost, hands-on, organic, backyard vegetable gardening education and community.  Goals of the DFW Citizen Gardener Program

The Women's Council of the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden is a Texas-based 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Our purpose is to support and promote the interest in and growth of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden through its financial support and membership involvement of its approximately 900 members. 

The Daylily Growers of Dallas is a member of American Hemerocallis Society (AHS)and AHS Region 6 (Texas and New Mexico). We are also Affiliate Members of the Texas Garden Clubs, Inc, the Dallas North Garden Forum, and the Dallas Council of Garden Clubs. The Daylily Growers of Dallas is a nonprofit educational organization whose purpose is to promote interest in growing the genus Hemerocallis and to conduct research in its breeding and culture.

The Daylily Growers of Dallas is a nonprofit educational organization whose purpose is to promote interest in growing the genus Hemerocallis and to conduct research in its breeding and culture. The Daylily Growers of Dallas has served the Dallas, Texas, community since 1958.

The Gleaning Network of Texas is a nonprofit, grassroots organization
whose goal is to use our state’s existing surplus fresh produce
resources to help alleviate hunger and improve nutrition for
food-insecure Texans.

The Network brings together growers, volunteers, and service
agencies to provide food for the hungry from fruits and vegetables left
in the field after the harvest and other unutilized supplies.

Mission Statement
Enriching people’s lives through environmental stewardship and education.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the oldest botanic garden in Texas, is
a lush 109-acre tapestry of dappled shade and vibrant splashes of
color. A peaceful haven nestled in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural
District, the Garden is home to over 2,500 species of native and exotic
plants that flourish in its 23 specialty gardens.

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