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.
The year 2019 is the 75th birthday of Big Bend National Park. The Conservancy hosted and co-hosted events both in and out of the park. Big Bend Conservancy will continue their celebrations through the fall into the spring with this upcoming event:
January 21, 2020 from 6-8PM
Brews for Big Bend
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
-Come get your 75th giveaways and enjoy a night of Big Bend fun
Houston friends! Join Big Bend Conservancy for a birthday party celebrating Big Bend’s 75th. Register for this event by texting “brews” to 432-223-0102 or clicking here
All are welcome to Houston Renewable Energy Group’s monthly meetings! They will have a presentation on an interesting aspect of renewable energy in Houston, review HREG business, progress, and plan events. After the meeting, they usually spend some time socializing and finding out what is happening on the renewable scene in Houston from each other. Monthly Meetings are the best place for members to learn about HREG, ask questions, and provide suggestions.
If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a voting member, attending this meeting would be a great opportunity for you to learn more about what HREG does and how you can help. For more information, contact HREG.
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.
th State of the Bay Symposium in 2020
The next symposium will take place on January 22–23, 2020 at the Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center in Galveston, Texas.
- DRAFT GBEP 11th State of the Bay Symposium Agenda Update
- Registration is now open! Early pricing runs through December 20th, and each registration includes lunch on both days. You will have to pay processing fees when you register.
- Call Moody Gardens at (888) 388-8484 with the block name “State of the Bay Symposium” to make room reservations.
- The State of the Bay Symposium is accepting poster submissions until January 3, 2020. Please see the Call for Presentations for more information. Email abstracts to [email protected].
If you have questions, please contact Cynthia Clevenger at (281) 486-1245 or [email protected]. Or call our main number at (281) 218-6461.
Meet in front of the bathrooms near the parking lot off Eldridge.
Are you looking for a fantastic place to see an amazing array of birds? Join Houston Audubon on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Archbishop Fiorenza Park (Phase 2) between Eldridge and Highway 6 for the chance to see a multitude of species, get a good healthy walk in and enjoy the company of other outdoor loving folks. This park has miles of paved trails, wooded thickets, open grassy areas, large detention ponds with bird islands and much more. It is north of the Westpark Tollway and just north of the original Archbishop Fiorenza Park on Eldridge.
Email Mary Anne Weber at if you’d like to participate.
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.
A bit more…
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.
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.org for 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.
The public can enjoy a variety of locally prepared ready-to-eat or packaged to-go foods, pick up farm-fresh weekly groceries and at the same time support sustainable food, all amidst Houston’s dramatic downtown urban setting. The City Hall Farmers Market features more than 30 vendors (located along both sides of City Hall’s reflection pool), including local fresh produce grown by local farmers, cheeses, breads, roasted coffees, and a variety of prepared meals, as well as food trucks.
Downtown dwellers and employees are encouraged to walk, take Greenlink (the downtown shuttle) or ride a bike via Houston Bike Share. Garage Parking is located at 400 Rusk or metered street parking is available. Note the market is discontinued during the hottest summer, so please check the website for operating dates.