Monthly Archives: April 2013

4/13/13: Plant Services Used Plant Sale

For great bargains on used plants, visit Plant Services (5514 Crystal Hill Road) in North Little Rock, tomorrow between 9 a.m. to noon. I have bought several gently used plants for amazing prices. Can’t make it this Saturday? Don’t worry. Plant Services has a used plant sale every second Saturday of the month.

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4/11/13: Garland County Audubon Society Monthly Meeting

Join Garland County Audubon Society for its monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at the Westminister Presbyterian Church (3819 Central Avenue) in Hot Springs. Jerry Butler will give a presentation titled “Arkansas Birder Looks at Hawaii Birds.” The program will highlight some of the island birds and their similarities to and differences from our native birds here on the mainland. Jerry Butler is a retired Professor Emeritus with the University of Arkansas. He has written and published more than fifty articles about birds for magazines and newspapers, many of them published in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. He has presented programs … Continue reading

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4/11/13: Audubon Society of Central AR Monthly Meeting

Join Audubon Society of Central Arkansas (ASCA) for its monthly meeting, tonight at 7 p.m. at John Gould Fletcher Library (823 North Buchanan) in Little Rock. Bruce Shackleford will give a presentation on the Woolsey Wet Prairie in Fayetteville. Woolsey Wet Prairie is an excellent birding site for numerous wetland and open country birds. Its growing list includes: Least Bittern, Shorteared Owl, Sedge Wren, Spotted Towhee, Nelson’s Sparrow, and even extreme rarities – Cassin’s Sparrow, Brewer’s Sparrow, and Northern Shrike. It began as a wetland mitigation site constructed to offset wetlands lost from construction of the City of Fayetteville’s West … Continue reading

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4/11/13: AR Bicycle Club Monthly Meeting

Join the Arkansas Bicycle Club (ABC) for its monthly meeting, tonight at 6:15 p.m. at Boudreaux’s (9811 Maumelle Boulevard) in North Little Rock. Visit the ABC website for more information.

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Bernice Garden Farmers Market to Open This Weekend

The Bernice Garden Farmers Market  will open for the season, this Sunday, April 14 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the corner of 15th and Main streets in downtown Little Rock. Shop for fresh locally-produced veggies, fruits, meats, eggs, cheese, and more. Travis McConnell, chef and butcher with the Capitol Bar and Grill, will be cooking up local sausage and sides on his outdoor grill. Click here for more information about the market and its opening day.

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Become an Energy Corps Member

Are you interested in energy conservation, national service, and making a difference in your community? The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is accepting applications for Energy Corps Arkansas AmeriCorps positions. Energy Corps AmeriCorps members provide hands-on energy assistance, energy education, and community energy strategic planning and development activities to disadvantaged populations through partnerships with a variety of community volunteers and entities including non-profit organizations, energy agencies, local governments, and public institutions. The NCAT is looking for individuals 18 and older who work well in a team environment, can relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds, have sound organizational skills, and … Continue reading

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Northwest AR Regional Planning Commission Seeks Public Input on Transportation Alternatives

Interested in transit and rail? The Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2013, to gather information from northwest Arkansas citizens who have an interest in an urbanized area north-south corridor “fixed guideway” transit system. The meeting will be an informal drop-in session between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission Office located at 1311 Clayton Street in Springdale, AR 72762. The Northwest Arkansas Transportation Alternatives Analysis is examining the need for and feasibility of a north-south fixed-guideway transit system in Washington and Benton … Continue reading

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4/9/13: Little Rock Green Drinks

Happy hour with a “green” twist! Little Rock Green Drinks meets once a month to discuss earth-friendly ideas and goals. The event is held 2nd Tuesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The House Gastropub (722 N. Palm) in Little Rock. Come out and socialize with others iterested in sustainability and the environment! Contact Chris Franke for more information.

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Bernice Garden to Host Plant & Poultry Swap

Join the Bernice Garden for the 3rd Annual Plant and Poultry Swap, this Saturday April 13 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Bernice Garden (corner of 15th and Main streets) in downtown Little Rock. Bring your plants, seeds, pots, books, gardening tools, hens, roosters, chicks, ducks, eggs, and any other feathered friends to swap with fellow neighbors. Don’t forget your appetite! Boulevard Bread Company will be cooking up ribs, chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, BBQ beans, and banana pie. There will be gardening tips, demos, kids’ activities, and live music by Handmade Moments Jazz. Get ready to do … Continue reading

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Participate in Little Rock Summer of Solutions

Are you a central Arkansas resident between the age of 16 and 26? Looking for a meaningful summer work? Apply to join the Little Rock Summer of Solutions! During the Summer of Solutions, you will receive training in community organizing and sustainable community development techniques. You will use these skills to demonstrate the promise of energy efficiency, community-based energy, green industry, local food production, and/or smart design. Beyond the concrete skills you learn, Summer of Solutions will be a really fun community-based experience. It is a great chance to grow with, learn from, and work with other incredible young people … Continue reading

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