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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:

An open house for the Texas Master Naturalist program. NTMN will be accepting applications for its 2020 class from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30. Please join us to gather more information on the training and our volunteer program. Master Naturalist Trainees receive in-depth education in wildlife and natural resource management, customized to focus on our local ecosystems.

This is one of the most fun activities that we do. This is how we do the Plant Swap: Each of us brings a plant (better to bring two) with a piece of paper attached to it explaining all the good qualities and details about cultivation. Chairs are placed in a circle with the plants in the center, then each person stands up and shows their plant and tells the group about it. After all have been presented, numbers are drawn and the game begins.

#1 takes a plant and places it in front of him or herself.

Fall plant sale benefiting the Molly Hollar Wildscape featuring a variety of native plants.

The ladybug has been deemed “a fairy godmother for plants.” In their lifetime of about one year, a single ladybug can eat as many as 5,000 aphids — that’s almost 14 garden pests a day! Sadly, popular agricultural practices have contributed to the rapid decline in ladybug populations. This class is an opportunity to learn what steps to take to protect this vital component of our ecosystem. By taking our pledge, and showing ladybugs and other beneficial insects some love, you can make an impact.

Registration required.

Come early to select from more than 100 species of organically grown native plants, including ground covers, perennials, shrubs, vines and trees – most below nursery prices. Including host plants for butterflies and nectar plants for pollinators. Many hard-to-find species.

For a full gallery of the native plants available at the sale, visit this photographic display, grouped by landscape/habitat use.

 

 

Learn how to successfully care for your trees from establishment to maturity from Dr. Greg Church, certified professional horticulturist and consulting arborist. Jeffrey Raska with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Dallas will give a presentation on growing fruit trees in the home garden.

$15. Includes a light breakfast and workshop materials.

Registration required.

Michelle Villafranca, Natural Resource Specialist for the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, will discuss the efforts of Native Neighborhoods, an exciting City of Fort Worth initiative that encourages residents to plant native pollinator plants in their home garden

Learn how to beautify your lawn for fall and get it ready for winter without using toxic pre-emergents or chemical fertilizers

Class leader, Sandy Olah of Adams Wholesale Supply Company, will provide an overview of organic lawn care versus conventional methods, and discuss what steps to take and products to use to ensure a healthy, organically maintained lawn. She’ll also provide a maintenance routine for homeowners to follow along with a list of recommended products to use.

 Free.

A Botanical Waltz Across Texas by the ever-entertaining Barney L. Lipscomb of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas will give a broad overview of the 10 vegetational areas of Texas and highlight some of the unique and fascinating ecological systems, plus give a closer look at some of the more rare plants in the Lone Star State.

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