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All Day Two Day Festival
APRIL 21-22

FAIR PARK
FREE ADMISSION


Earth Day Dallas features two days of engaging exhibits, compelling speakers, music, entertainment, food and fun for everyone. Join us April 21-22, 2012 in Fair Park to see how you can make a difference.
Mission:  Learn. Grow.

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun festival with exhibits, speakers, films, music, food & more focused on making a positive impact on our environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo, and exhibitors will use their presence to promote their achievements as green leaders, and teach attendees how to take environmentally responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products, or joining their organizations.

In addition to the Eco Expo, attendees will have a number of educational entertainment options, which will include:

After an update of activities and future efforts on the Nature Trail, Liz Moyer will talk to us about Natives in the Suburbs.

Liz is a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas and the Denton County Master Gardeners Association. She has lived in North Texas over forty years, and sympathizes with our special gardening challenges. “Natives in the Suburbs!” will explain why natives are a great choice for our landscapes, what natives will perform best here and how to include natives in a way that will keep you and your neighbors happy.

We’re looking for volunteers to help plant trees on Reforestation Day. We’ll meet at the Clinton Pocket Park at Clinton Street and Jefferson Boulevard in the morning, and work in teams to plant trees. We ask that volunteers bring shovels, rakes, gloves, etc.

Gardening in containers is a great way to grow your horticulture skills. If you have a small yard or patio that needs a pop of ornamental color, are frustrated with the poor soils on your property, or just simply don’t have the space to grow your fruits and veggies, then give container gardening a try. This class will also focus on creating beautiful containers for the holidays.

Free.

Whether reclaiming a garden or bed from weeds or creating a new garden or bed in established turf, the simplest, least labor intensive, most effective method is sheet mulching. Learn the basics and the details so that it will work for you and look great in the process.

$10. Scholarships available.

City of McKinney Environmental Education has partnered with eight cities and five agencies to host a free gardening event for newcomers to the area and gardening newbies. The Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas event was designed with the “transplant” or gardening “newbie” in mind. 

Volunteers need to help us with gardens at Clear Creek. This may include some weeding, tilling, planting and possibly some harvesting. RSVP.

Info: sustainabledenton@cityofdenton.com

Join Jarrett Willis, The Great Seed Bomb, and Friends of White Rock Lake to make some native plants seed balls to bring pollinators back to our area Learn about the adopt a prairie program at the lake. Become a member of the Native Plant Society of Texas and help support this ongoing effort at White Rock Lake Park.

Troy Mullens, NPSOT, Master Naturalist, NWF, Wilderness Society, is the presenter.

Troy will talk about:

    •    The history of foraging

    •    Foraging for survival

    •    Foraging for fun

    •    Recipes

    •    Where not to forage

Visitors invited to come early for: Meet and greet at 6 p.m. Chapter meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Raffle follows presentation.

Info: Vicki Gleason, vgwriter@gmail.com, 432-770-4694

Learn tips on how to protect your lawn, trees, shrubs, and flowerbeds during cold weather. Mulching, watering and covering plants are often an after-thought for many homeowners. By planning ahead, you can prevent serious damage to your landscape. We’ll also discuss the role of pruning and removing dead materials in winterizing the garden.

Free.

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