Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Prairie Fest April 24th

We received this reminder fron Don Young of FWcando

"Prairie Fest exists because of gas drilling. When drillers threatened to drill in the160 acre preserve called Tandy Hills, FWCanDo was born. The initial, guiding principle behind the founding of Prairie Fest in 2005 was to bring together all environmental and social action groups in north Texas under one big tent for one day - a chance for all the people involved to get to know each other and work together to make north Texas more livable. The art, music, wildflowers and green vendors are simply a way to get the public to pay attention - a little honey to attract them so we can deliver our message. On our 5th anniversary, Prairie Fest remains a push-back against all that is wrong in Fort Worth and north Texas. It has grown beyond my wildest dreams."

Today is 5% Day at Whole Foods Market in support of Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area and Prairie Fest. Please come out and support us if you can and don't miss Prairie Fest on April 24.

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Wednesday, April 7th
5% Day to benefit
Tandy Hills Natural Area

Tandy Hills Natural Area is a 160-acre indigenous remnant of Fort Worth prairie located in the heart of Fort Worth. The land was obtained by the City of Fort Worth Parks Department in the 1960's and designated a "natural area" in 1987. Since 1990, the land has been managed by the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.

Noted for its unusually complete collection of prairie flora, the T.H.N.A. has over 500 native plant species, making it a living demonstration of how most of Fort Worth and the Great Plains appeared in predevelopment times.

The annual Fort Worth Prairie Fest has become the perfect vehicle to showcase this untouched land. A free event for all ages, this outdoor festival features live local music, food, wildflower tours, plein air artists, a silent auction, and over 100 arts, crafts and green-living exhibitors.

Join us there Saturday, April 24th, from 10 am - 8 pm when Whole Foods Market will be a sponsor at the annual Prairie Fest.

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