2017 Schedule of Events
NOTE: Activities are open to people of all ages. Children under age 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Membership is not required to participate in activities.
Jan 18 – Health Begins in the Gut by Selena Smith, dietician at Natural Grocers
Feb 15 – Spring Gardening by Neala Johnson, a.k.a. Suburban Dirt Girl, a super organic gardener from Frisco
Mar 15 – Robin Young, owner of Soul Honey, will present a program on The Fascinating Lives of Honey Bees. She builds her own hives, that are different from the traditional style. She is full of great information and takes amazing pictures of her bees. Everyone should get a real buzz from this program! Come learn and bring a friend.
Mar 18 - Saturday 1:00pm – Field Trip to Texas-Tulips in Pilot Point. Experience a beautiful taste of Holland right here in Texas! An extravaganza of colorful tulips will dazzle your eyes. Admission is $3 per person. Picking tulips or buying bulbs is extra. Leave at 1:00pm sharp from KDZ, 719 N. Sherman Dr. (It’s a former 7-11 type of store just north of the old Piggly Wiggly – now La Azteca Mexican Mkt.). We should get back about 3:30pm. For more details about the farm, you can visit https://texas-tulips.com.
Apr 19 – Container Gardening by Charlotte Canion,Texas Super Star Specialist & Texas Master Gardener. Use containers for limited space areas or creating accents while also saving time and water. Avoid all the bending over by creating raised beds. Hear about your choices for materials and recommended soil mixes.
May 17 – The Secret Language of Plants as revealed in a fascinating video describing how plants communicate with their surroundings and how they defend themselves. Do plants have a brain and think? You will be amazed at these newly discovered secrets about the lives of plants. Come to learn, and bring a friend. Program begins at 7p.m.
Jun 21 – Haywood Morgan, Urban Forester for the City of Denton, will talk about the extent and make-up of the tree canopy in Denton and the efforts being taken to increase it and fill in gaps. This should be very informative. Come enjoy and bring a friend. Program begins at 7 p.m.
Sep 20 – A program on Essential Oils will be presented by Leona Driver, owner of Leona’s Helping Hands Caregiving Service. She will talk about the healing power of various essential oils and how to use them. The power and uses of essential oils are quite amazing. Come learn how they might help you and please invite a friend. Program begins at 7 p.m.
Oct 18 – 7:00pm – For our monthly meeting, we will indulge ourselves with a potluck banquet. Please bring an organic dish of your choice and we will enjoy the bounty from nature. Plates and utensils and water and tea will be provided. While we dine, we will watch a very appropriate video on the delight and value of eating real, fresh food. So turn on your taste buds and come enjoy a wonderful feast.
Nov 15 – Do you want to make your home more green and save on utility costs? Jonathan Gregory, Conservation Program Coordinator for the City of Denton, will describe what tests are performed in the free home energy audit offered by the city and Tabitha Millsop will explain the solar rebate program available from the city. So come learn how you can save money and energy. Please invite a friend too.
Dec – No program. Enjoy the holidays!
Sat, Apr 22, 10am-4pm – Redbud Festival
Sat, June 10 – Visit Suburban Dirt Girl in Frisco to see her urban garden
Sat, Oct 28, 4:30pm – Field trip to Dry Valley Farm/Dairy near Forestburg. This should be a very delightful outing that will include a farm tour and then fresh-baked pizza! We will start with a short tour of the farm, then watch the cows being milked, then do some shopping in the store, and finally enjoy fresh brick-oven pizza. They produce fresh raw milk with the cream on the top – absolutely the tastiest, most wholesome milk you have ever tasted! They also have a variety of homemade cheeses, honey, and possibly some vegetables from their garden. Plus, there are a few selections of meats and eggs plus canned and dry goods sourced from other carefully-selected suppliers. You can visit www.dryvalleyfarm.com to preview what they have. Be sure to bring a cooler to carry your purchases home in. Meet at KDZ located at 719 E. Sherman Dr., immediately north of LaAzteca Mexican Mkt. (the Old Piggly Wiggly store). We should return around 8:30.
Field trips currently being scheduled.