All Day Two Day Festival
APRIL 21-22


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:

Joe Copeland of the North Texas Water Garden Society will discuss all the details of pond construction from planning a pond to adding fish and plants.

Topics such as liners, pumps, location, filters and fish will be discussed so you can make an informed choice and avoid costly mistakes.

Social and snacks @ 2:30 pm, educational lecture @ 3 pm.

Carrie Dubberley, with the Collin County chapter and landscape designer, is the presenter.

Dubberley is the creative force behind Dubberley Landscape. She is a degreed Horticulturist, teacher, writer and speaker.  Carrie began life as an artist. With a green thumb and an eye for natural beauty, she received her Horticulture degree from Colorado State University in 1987. She has brought her talents together in Dubberley Landscape to artistically design beautiful, naturalistic landscape.

Produce from this garden helps feed the homeless at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Free seeds to take with you!

Info: Kelly at 972-992-8779

Speaker John Watts, Texas Discovery Garden entomologist, received a masters in entomology from the University of Florida where he specialized in insect husbandry. As a collector of insects, he took it upon himself to learn about plants and is an avid gardener both for food and wildlife, especially pollinators. His professional career started at the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Nature and Science. He spent 7 years at the Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center in Westminster, Colorado before settling in Dallas.

Chimichurri sauce is a traditional Argentine dish made from herbs that can be used as a marinade or a dip for grilled meats. Join us as Chef Rosie Osburn teaches us how to make chimichurri sauce two ways - with dry herbs and fresh herbs - and discusses the differences in the two. She will also demonstrate how chimichurri sauce can be used in side dishes and will share her recipe for cool and delightful lemongrass tea. 


Learn about gardening with native and perennial plants, those that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and those that are rabbit and deer resistant. Take home a guide describing the best ones for North Texas.

Texas Master Naturalist Scott Kiester is passionate about conservation and nature. He serves as a LLELA project manager and is a board member of the Friends of LLELA. 

Info: Cathy Lustgarten, drgoodrad@gmail.com

Josephine Keeney is the speaker.

Info: Donna Ressl, donnarus@usa.net

7 p.m. social. 7:30 p.m. speaker.

Speaker: Michael Lorfing, president of the Southwestern Fern Society.

Ferns are among the oldest plants on earth and come in over 17 thousand varieties. They grow in all continents except in Antarctica and have adapted to live in almost every environment. The lecture will cover the history, life cycle, propagation methods and care of hardy and tropical ferns. Examples of ferns for the garden and the house will be discussed. Finally, a few surprising things you may not know about ferns. 

Social and snacks @ 2:30 p.m., educational lecture @ 3 p.m.