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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:

Presented by Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance, the Small Producers Initiative, and the Council for Healthy Food Systems.

Tracks include public policy, homesteading, crop production, business practices and small producers. Pre-conference workshops cover sustainable practices, forming co-ops, food safety, farm capital and SNAP programs. 

Early bird pricing until July 19.

Esther Chambliss, Master Gardener is the speaker

Swap plants, rooted cuttings, and seeds with fellow plant parents while you enjoy refreshments. Commune with fellow plant lovers, chat abot plant-keeping challenges or what’s exciting you in your plant collection. Make plant friends in real life! And, get a cool new-to-you plant or two out of the deal.

NHG welcomes back horticulturist and author Leslie Finical Halleck for all this and more in our book signing and plant swapping event.

Swap plants, rooted cuttings, and seeds with fellow plant parents while you enjoy refreshments. Commune with fellow plant lovers, chat abot plant-keeping challenges or what’s exciting you in your plant collection. Make plant friends in real life! And, get a cool new-to-you plant or two out of the deal.

NHG welcomes back horticulturist and author Leslie Finical Halleck for all this and more in our book signing and plant swapping event.

In Texas, the condition most gardeners find difficult to design for is the shade. This presentation will give you a starter palette that will highlight plants to bring color to your shady spot. 

Presenter: Cindy Kearney. By day, Cindy works at an interior architecture firm as a project, CAD, & BIM manager and landscape design by night. She got the native plant bug in 2000 after being introduced to Rosa Finsley and her Kings Creek Gardens nursery. She joined NPSOT in 2010 and has served on the Dallas board for the last four years and is current chapter president.

Free.

Leo Ranch at the Josey Pavilion. Details soon.

Volunteers needed for a family-friendly volunteer trash cleanup and seedball making day in Harold Simmons Park!. Meet at the Trinity Overlook Park at Commerce Street and Beckley Avenue.

The Great Seed Bomb will be leading the Seedball Workshop where you can get your hands dirty and make native grass and wildflower seedballs that will be dispersed in different areas along the Trinity River Corridor. Sowing seedballs helps to reinforce habitats vital to the migration of monarchs, the well-being of bees, and adds beauty to our green spaces.

Register on Eventbrite. 

Program on hummingbirds presented by Audubon Society member Victoria Moore.

Info:  libbyafflerbach@gmail.com

We should all be using native plants in our landscapes. But information on natives is limited. Even more daunting is determining which of them will actually thrive in a shaded location. This presentation illustrates and discusses in detail the surprising number of our native species adapted to these challenging conditions.

$15. Class price includes general admission to Texas Discovery Gardens. Stay after the class to explore our two-story Butterfly House and the 7.5 acre garden full of native and adapted plants.

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