The Rice Farmers Market is open every Tuesday, rain or shine, from 3:30 PM until 6:30 PM at Entrance 13B off of 5600 Greenbriar Dr. Parking is free. The Rice University Farmers Market supports activities, goods and services that promote community education about the benefits of eating fresh, locally produced food. No cash? Not a problem. The market has tokens that can be purchased with a check and used for purchases with our vendors. If you would like to become a vendor, please check out their Rice Farmers Market Rules and Rice Farmers Market Online Application.
Vegan World Radio is dedicated to telling the story of the vegan revolution that’s saving the animals, the planet, and our health.
Tune in every Tuesday night 8-9 pm on KPFT, 90.1 FM, and online at http://www.kpft.org. You can access the archive of past Vegan World Radio broadcasts at http://www.veganworldradio.org. Vegan World Radio is produced by a group of volunteers. To find out about upcoming programs, visit our Facebook page.
All About Central City Co-Op
In September 2001, Jennifer Georgantas and Pat Greer dreamed of a community of people joining together each week around healthy, earth-friendly food. This dream became a reality 15 years ago with the founding of Central City Co-Op, Houston’s very first organic co-op.
Organic Produce, Organic Community
Our mission is to support sustainable, chemical free farming practices through offering both 1) sustainably raised local and 2) certified USDA organic national produce and farm goods to our community at the fairest prices possible.
Everything we carry on our shelves and stock in our shares is either locally, sustainably grown by farmers we know or is nationally-certified USDA organic. Both are great options for you and for our planet!
Central City Co-Op also provides a space for individuals to come together as a community. We support every member of our community in their journey to learn more about where their food comes from, how it’s produced, and how the local economy is impacted by food choices.
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Visit us in every Wednesday inside Kindred Church at 2515 Waugh Drive. Take a tour with a volunteer to see us first hand!
Shop with us in our open market on Wednesday, or pre-order a share on our online store (by 6 pm Sundays for Wednesday pickup).
Non-members can pre-order their first share in person on Wednesday with the members-only 10% discount (one time only). After that, individuals must become a member to receive the discount.
Learn even more about Central City Co-Op in our FAQs.
Nature Discovery Center is offering day long camps from Monday through Wednesday of Fall Break 2017 for kids ages 5 – 10. Day camps meet from 9 am – 3:30 pm each day. Kids bring a lunch and Nature Discovery Center provides snacks and water. Fore more information and to register, visit naturediscoverycenter.org.
Looking for a place to get your children outdoors? ABNC’s EcoClasses will allow your child to explore, discover and observe (STEM). Join us for some great nature experiences! Check out their website at abnc.orgfor details or call 713-274-2668 to reserve your spot.
EcoTots are for children 18 months to 36 months with an adult every Friday.
EcoKids are for children ages 3 to 6 every Wednesday and Friday.
EcoSchoolers are for homeschool children ages 7 to 12 every Wednesday and Friday.
Nature Story Time is held every Wednesday at 4 PM.
Get absorbed in our stories, puppets, specimens, songs and more! Nature Story Time is primarily for preschoolers and their caregivers.
This is a FREE, drop-in program.
As a courtesy, please call the Center to let us know if you are coming with a group of 6 or more so that we can be sure to have enough materials on hand for everyone.
For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their event Calendar!
MISSION OF THE COASTAL PRAIRIE PARTNERSHIP
The mission of the Coastal Prairie Partnership is to
promote the conservation and restoration of coastal prairie ecosystems.
HOW WE WORK AND WHAT WE DO
Coastal Prairie Partnership (CPP) is a private, nonprofit collaboration of governmental agencies, non-governmental institutions, private individuals, and landowners working to achieve common conservation and education goals. Our ultimate goal is to help foster a more connected and empowered prairie community in coastal Texas and southwest Louisiana.
CPP plays five important collaborative roles in the prairie community.
- Convener – CPP hosts meetings throughout the year to discuss pressing issues in prairie conservation and restoration and how the prairie community can be better served by collaborative action.
- Adviser – Governmental entities, nonprofits, landscape architects, and private individuals routinely call upon CPP to advise on ongoing or new prairie conservation and restoration initiatives.
- Teacher – CPP offers empowering classes, workshops, and field trips each year. We also help to interpret the prairie’s importance to the general public and teach others how to be effective prairie communicators.
- Cheerleader – Saving and restoring prairies is difficult work. CPP is committed to honoring the efforts and dedication of our prairie colleagues by promoting their efforts and events and by recognizing their excellence through yearly awards.
- Networker – CPP connects those in need of assistance with experts in the field. We also foster collaboration and networking among professionals events such as our annual Restoration Roundup and State of the Prairie Conference.
HNPAT meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Cherie Flores Pavilion in
McGovern Centennial Gardens @ Hermann Park. 1500 Hermann Drive, Houston 77004
(parking lot entrance is directly across the street from the Health Museum) Approximate GPS location: https://goo.gl/maps/
**UPDATE: The meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, will have a different location. Please meet at the Old Golf Course Clubhouse on 6201 Hermann Park Drive.
The Texas Coastal Watershed Program holds weekly volunteer days for their stormwater wetland program, 9am-12pm on Thursdays. Volunteers help propagate plants in the wetland plant nursery at Exploration Green in Clear Lake City, or at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory in Lake Jackson. The stormwater wetland program is developing demonstration projects to show how wetlands can be designed into flood control basins to clean contaminants from surface runoff, protect our bayous and bays, and provide a refuge for wildlife. A schedule and more information is available by contacting Mcedwards@tamu.edu.
The Westchase Farmers Market will open on Thursday, October 24. Sponsored by the Westchase District, the market will operate on Thursdays from 3-6 pm (4 to 7 pm during the summer months) in the parking lot of St. Cyril’s of Alexandria Church, 10503 Westheimer (at Rogerdale), just a few blocks outside the Beltway. For more information, go towww.westchasedistrict.com or contact the market manager, John Carey (farmersmarket@