List of All Events

Herbal Work Study @ the Memphis Botanic Garden

The first two hours will be spent weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, or whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden.  The last hour will be spent learning about using herbs to create drinks.  The teacher will have cold water and bug spray available, you bring your favorite hand tools for weeding and grooming (soil knives, Cape Cod weeders, old kitchen knives, trowels, pruners, gloves, etc.

Sierra Club Meeting - It's Shocking What You Can Do Without Fossil Fuel!

Want to see and experience a revolution in the making?

Electric vehicles are gaining momentum. They are the future. In the past few months, three great new models with lower costs and longer ranges have come out and maintenance and operating costs have lowered! Did you know that the cost of solar power (in large installations) has come down 85% in the last 7 years?

Tech 901 Information Session

You’ve heard of Tech901 but not sure if we are legit or a good fit for you? Join them at their next information session and hear about how their technology skills program will launch your career into the growing innovation economy in the areas of coding, installation, bench technicians and help desk.

More information available here

Herbal Work Study @ the Memphis Botanic Garden

The first two hours will be spent weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, or whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden.  The last hour will be spent learning about the different methods to preserve herbs.  I will have cold water and bug spray available, you bring your favorite hand tools for weeding and grooming (soil knives, Cape Cod weeders, old kitchen knives, trowels, pruners, gloves, etc.

Wolf River Stream Stroll

Join the Wolf River Conservancy at Bateman Bridge for wading in the river, playing in the water, and searching for small aquatic creatures - a perfect activity on a hot summer day for families and anyone interested in nature, and a great introduction to the beauty and biodiversity of the Wolf River ecosystem.

Sierra Club Meeting - TennCan Deposits: Bringing Back a Good Idea

Please join the Sierra Club – Chickasaw Chapter for its July program, Thursday July 26th , titled, TennCan Deposits: Bringing Back a Good Idea

The program will be Thursday 7/26 at 6:00pm at the Main Library at 3030 Poplar. Marge Davis will speak about the new Bottle Bill and all the many benefits it can bring Tennessee.

Here’s a link to the Facebook event page :

Night at the Lorraine

Come celebrate the vibrant history of the Lorraine Motel for the benefit of the National Civil Rights Museum. Step back in time with an evening of food, music and fun reminiscent of the Lorraine Motel – which counted B.B. King, Nat King Cole, “Count” Basie, Isaac Hayes, Booker T.

Feast on the Farm Gala

Feast on the Farm Gala

Join your friends at Agricenter International for a country chic evening of fun with the area’s finest chefs. Enjoy an exciting live and silent auction, entertainment, dancing and more benefiting our agricultural education programs. 

Public Meeting - Stormwater Master Plan for Harrison Creek Basin

Join the City of Memphis' Division of Engineering for a meeting to discuss stormwater planning efforts for the Harrison Creek Basin. Meeting goals include: Providing information about the project, and gathering input about drainage and flooding problems residents experience.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

6:00 - 7:30pm

Gasiman Community Center

4221 Macon Road

Memphis, TN 38122

Greenline Gardens Workshop

Why is pollination important for the garden, and what wildlife and bugs make it possible? Learn about all the different types of pollinators that are found in the garden, including bees, butterflies, birds, worms, and bats. We will discuss how pollinators are important for growing food and the types of plants that best attract pollinators. Participants will get to examine mason bee homes and a full beekeeping suit.

Resilient Shelby - Mid South Resilience Plan Workshop

The next round of workshops for the Mid South Regional Resilience Plan is happening this May. Come out and share your ideas on how to safeguard regional infrastructure, protect property, promote public safety, and enhance quality of life in the Memphis area! Meeting details below; all meetings run from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Check out the Resilient Shelby website for more information. 

Resilient Shelby - Mid South Resilience Plan Workshop

The next round of workshops for the Mid South Regional Resilience Plan is happening this May. Come out and share your ideas on how to safeguard regional infrastructure, protect property, promote public safety, and enhance quality of life in the Memphis area! Meeting details below; all meetings run from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Check out the Resilient Shelby website for more information. 

Resilient Shelby - Mid South Resilience Plan Workshop

The next round of workshops for the Mid South Regional Resilience Plan is happening this May. Come out and share your ideas on how to safeguard regional infrastructure, protect property, promote public safety, and enhance quality of life in the Memphis area! Meeting details below; all meetings run from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Check out the Resilient Shelby website for more information. 

• Tuesday, May 22 – Hernando Public Library, 370 W. Commerce Street

Mother's Day Paddle on the Wolf River

Surprise Mom, Mother, Meemaw, or even Granny with a very special gift this Mother’s Day: a trip down the Wolf River! The Wolf River Guides will accompany you and your loved one on a paddle of one of the most interesting sections of the suburban Wolf River. The 3.5 mile section parallels the Shelby Farms trails on river right and the Wolf River Greenway on river left.

Celebrate Le Bonheur's LEED Certification

Join U.S Green Building Council, Memphis Light, Gas and Water, and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital to learn about the progress and future of sustainability initiatives in Memphis and celebrate the LEED certification of Le Bonheur's new facility!

Scheulde: 

5:30 p.m. Reception 

6:30 p.m. Sustainability Presentation and LEED plaque ceremony

7:00 p.m. Hospital tour

Location: Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Faculty Office Building, please park in the garage at 130 N. Manassas

Feast on the Farm Gala

Join your friends at Agricenter International for a country chic evening of fun with the area’s finest chefs. Enjoy an exciting live and silent auction, entertainment, dancing and more benefiting our agricultural education programs. 

All proceeds from the event support the educational programs of Agricenter International, a non-profit dedicated to agricultural research, education, and conservation that educates over 10,000 students a year.

Junior Fishing Rodeo

Join Agricenter International for a day of fishing and fun at Catch'em Lakes! Each spring, the Agricenter hosts the annual Junior Fishing Rodeo at Catch’em Lakes where catfish are plentiful. The lake is fully stocked with catfish and children ages 5-13 participate for prizes in categories of size and number of catfish. Over 100 youth participate!

Schedule: 

7:00am -- Registration 

7:30am - 9:00am -- Fishing 

9:00am - 10:00am -- Measuring and prizes

Location: At Agricenter's Catch'em Lakes near the intersection of Farm Road and Walnut Grove Road.

Greenline Gardens Workshop: Composting is Cool

Join Shelby Farms Park and Mike Larivee from the Compost Fairy to learn about composting! Kids will learn what is it, why it is important, and how to do it at home. Small compost buckets will be provided for all workshop participants to take home. 

Ages: 3rd - 8th grade 

Location: 6489 Mullins Station Road

Instructor: Mike Larrivee. The Compost Fairy

More information available here

Zero Landfill Memphis Event

Zero Landfill is an award winning upcycling program designed to reduce pressure on local landfill capacity. The architectural and interior design community will collect expired samples from their libraries and drop them off at the collection area for sorting and redistribution to the local community. 

The Memphis Zero Landfill annual event will take place over two weekends this year: April 20 - 21 and April 27 - 28. 

Zero Landfill Memphis Annual Event

Zero Landfill is an award winning upcycling program designed to reduce pressure on local landfill capacity. The architectural and interior design community will collect expired samples from their libraries and drop them off at the collection area for sorting and redistribution to the local community. 

The Memphis Zero Landfill annual event will take place over two weekends this year: April 20 - 21 and April 27 - 28. 

The drop-off times are on Fridays (April 20 and 27) from 4:00 - 6:00pm, and the pick-up times are on Saturdays (April 21 and 28) from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

V&E Artwalk

The seventh annual V&E Artwalk will feature over 60 artists selling their crafts. It will also include a silent auction, large children’s area, local musicians, exciting food options, craft beer, wine and soft drinks.  The Artwalk benefits Midtown’s V&E Greenline.  It will take place Saturday April 28, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 1625 Tutwiler Ave on the V&E Greenline. Rain date is April 29, 2018.  For further V&E Artwalk information:

http://www.vegreenline.org/ve-artwalk/

Sierra Club Meeting - Solar Generation for Residential and Commercial

This program will be part 1 of a 3-part series; Generation, Efficiency, and Conservation. These programs are intended to be an educational/workshop program. Food will be provided.

The goal is to promote Chickasaw Group Excom member's solar projects as examples. In addition, a local  Commercial example will be presented. The Solar owners will provide details of their installations for the following parameters; Costs, How they were able to complete the project, Amount of Production, Return On Investment (ROI), Utility Bill examples, & lessons learned.

Forest Day Camp

One of our most valuable renewable resources is the tree. Agricenter International is offering a five-day Forest Exploration day camp from Monday, March 12 - Friday, March 16. This is an opportunity for children grades 3 through 5 to explore the local forest, learn about trees and leaves, and interact with the big outdoors. 

The maximum class size is 30, so sign up early!

 

Preservation Film Series

Join Memphis Heritage every Monday evening in March to view a preservation issue captured on the big screen, followed by a discussion led by local experts who bring it home to Memphis. The registration fee is $50 for MHI members, &75 for non-members. Registration is for the complete series, individual class tickets are not available. Class size is limited, so register today! 

Drinks and popcorn are included! 

March 5 -- Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016)

Neighborhood Meeting - Stormwater Master Plan for the Allen Basin

A neighborhood meeting for a Stormwater Master Plan for the Allen Basin (covers parts of Frayser and Raleigh) will be held on Thursday, March 1. City staff and consultants will share information on the project and gather input about drainage and flooding problems that residents experience. 

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

6:00 - 8:00pm

 

Breath of LIfe Christian Center

3795 Frayser-Raleigh Road

Memphis, TN 38128

Memphis Farmers Market

The Memphis Farmers Market is found on G.E. Patterson and South Front Street, Memphis TN 38103 every saturday from 8am-1pm April to October. 

Make plans to get down to the market and stock up on local produce, local music, local crafts, and local food-truck fare! 

FREE

Herbal Meals in Jars

The first two hours of the workshop will be spent weeding, grooming, planting, and whatever else needs to be done in the herb garden. The last hour will a demonstration by Sherri McCalla about food mixes in jars. Participants will leave with recipes for a beverage, soup, and dessert. 

Signs of Spring Walk

Participants will meet at the Memphis Botanical Garden Visitor Center and walk the beautiful grounds with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. 

Free with garden admission. No reservations are necessary. The event will be cancelled in case of rain. 

Night Lights Campfire

Location: Memphis Botanical Gardens, 750 Cherry Road Memphis, TN 38117

Families will enjoy discovering the stars as well as things that glow right under our feet. Hot dogs, s’mores, and cider will be provided. Advanced tickets required, limited space available.

MBG members $10, non-members $15

Workshop: Composting is Cool!

The earth eats the same food we do! Banana peels and apple cores are better in the garden than in the trashcan. At this workshop, participants will learn about composting, particularly what it is, why it's important, and how to do it at home. Small compost buckets will be provided for all workshop participants to take home. 

Instructor: Mike Larrivee, The Compost Fairy

Contact programs@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 222-7275 for more information

Growing Herbs for Mocktails

The garden, spice rack, and bar go hand-in-hand. Learn how to successfully grow herbs in a container or in-ground that can be incorporated into homemade spices and mocktails. Fresh herbs from the Shelby Farms Greenline Gardens will be used to make mocktails and spice seasonings for participants to sample.

Instructor: Rob Coleman, Bring It Food Hub

Pollinator Palooza

Learn about all the different types of pollinators that are found in a garden, including bees, butterflies, birds, worms, and bats. There will be discussion on why pollinators are important for growing food and the types of plants that best attract pollinators. Participants will get to examine mason bee homes and a full beekeeping suit. Everyone will get to take home seeds to plant and attract pollinators at home.

Science fair at the Old Forest

Join Overton Park Conservancy and their research partners from University of Memphis, Rhodes College, and Christian Brothers University to find out what they are learning in the Old Forest State Natural Area. You’ll hear about grand old trees and tiny seeds, copperhead snakes, insects, mammals, and more. Researchers from across the city use the forest as a learning lab, and this is your chance to see what they’ve uncovered.

Spring Birding Paddle

The paddling trip is designed for experienced and beginner bird watchers as well as anyone who is just interested in birds. The trip will be 8 miles through five ecosystems observing birds and other wildlife offered along the river bank. 

The event is free and open to the public. Please register by 3:00pm on April 26. 

Contact Jim Gafford, Director of Outreach, at (901) 573-2353 with any questions. 

Location: Ghost River Section of the Wolf River, LaGrange TN 38057

WORLD WATER DAY

What is World Water Day??

World Water Day, on March 22nd every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is "Nature for Water"-- exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. 

Weed Wrangle

The plan is not to just pull a few Chinese privet shrubs from the area but to completely eradicate this invasive species from selected areas in the Riverwoods State Natural Area. Participants should meet at 9:00 AM at the Riverwoods parking lot.

13th Annual Tree Planting

Looking for a fun-filled way to spend your Saturday? Volunteer for the Wolf River Conservancy's 13 Annual Tree Planting. The family-friendly event is perfect for anyone looking to broaden their local environmental impact. 

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help plant over 4,500 native tree seedlings in Shelby Farms Park. Register today to be part of our largest annual volunteer event and help us restore the Wolf River watershed!

Event held at Shelby Farms Park -- 6290 Haley Road, Memphis TN, 38134

STEM Camp at Lichterman Nature Center

Grab a lab coat and embrace your inner nature scientist at Lichterman Nature Center this Spring Break! Be a nutritionist and ration feedstuffs for animals. Go farming for biofuels as an agricultural research scientist. Discover the best ways to clean up after an oil spill. Maneuver through mazes using dichotomous keys to identify skulls and leaves. Make your own compost using real worms. Meet a scientist from a different STEM field every day.  Create science fair boards with a team.

Old Forest Nature Hike

Citizens to Preserve Overton Park offers a free nature hike through the Old Forest State Natural Area on the second Saturday and last Sunday of every month. The walk happens rain or shine, and kids are always welcome.

Meet at the end of Old Forest Lane, near the Overton Bark dog park, for a guided 1.5-mile walk through the Old Forest State Natural Area. If you have any questions call 901.278.2396. 

Rhodes Observatory Open House

Come to the Rhodes College observatory open house for a chance to see planets, stars, galaxies, and our moon. Observatory attendants will be available to show you the treasures of the Memphis sky through the observatoy 8" and 20" telescopes. 

Open houses will be held every wednesday night, weather permitting. Follow Rhodes Astronomy on Facebook and Twitter for weather updates and announcements. 

Location: Peyton Nalle Rhodes Tower 6th floor

Contact: Matthew Huber hubmt-18@rhodes.edu (901) 843-3918

Great Backyard Bird Count

Join us at Shelby Farms Park as we walk the trails identifying and counting birds! The Great Backyard Bird Count is a worldwide project that helps create a shapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds through citizen science. 

Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring your binoculars, and please leave pets at home.

Contact: programs@shelbyfarmspark.org or (901) 222-7275

The walk may be cancelled due to inclement weather. The check the status please call (901) 222-7275

Family Fun Hike

The hike is led by a Shelby Farms Park Interpretive Docent. These family fun hikes are a great educational recreation for adults and children of all ages! Reservations are not required, but donations to the Shelby Farms Park are appreciated. Please remember your walking shoes, appropriate outdoor clothing, and water bottles. Due to the tripping hazard, please leave pets at home. 

Meet at the Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center.

Contact: Natalie Wilson nwilson@shelbyfarmspark.org (901) 222-7267

Trekker Hike

The monthly hike is led by a Shelby Farms Park Interpretive Docent and is geared toward those ages 50+ and their families. The walks, which are on paved trails, will provide exercise at a comfortable pace. You will enjoy a chat about Park history, buffaloes, and birds. Reservations are not required and anyone is welcome to attend! Remember to bring walking shoes, appropriate outdoor clothing, and water bottles. Due to the tripping hazard, pets should stay at home. 

There is no cost for the these events, but donations to the Park are appreciated. 

MABA 53rd Annual Beekeeping Short Course

The public is invited to attend an educational seminar on beekeeping. Various aspects of beginning beekeeping will be studied including bee hive equipment, hive management, bee disease control, sources of nectar and pollen, how to install package bees, and other beekeeping topics. The course will be conducted by experienced Memphis area beekeepers who are members of the local and state beekeeping associations. These presenters have many years of experince and will provide a first class opportunity for you to get started in beekeeping. 

Winter Garden Games

Spend a chilly day getting "pumped" for the Winter Olympics. Meet Sable Otey, Memphian and Team USA female Bobsledder! There will also be Mid-South Ice House hockey and figure skating demonstrations! Indoor activities include a bounce obstacle course, giant games, hula hoops, and more. Medals are awarded for completing the activities. Snacks are included. 

Front Porch Music Series

Lonnie Holley is an African American artist, art-educator, sculptor, painter, and musician who will perform at the event on Feb. 13. 

The free Front Porch Music Series is a spontaneous and unique live performance within the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library's main lobby where the community can gather with friends and neighbors to explore the library.

The Hooks Central Library is located at 3030 Poplar Ave.

Signs of Spring Walk

Participants will meet at the Visitor's Center and walk the beautiful grounds of Memphis Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. 

Free with Garden admission. No reservation is necessary. Walk will be cancelled in the event of rain.

Master Gardeners Present: Simplicity in Landscape

Join the Memphis Area Master Gardeners for this short seminar on making the home garden less labor intensive. Landscape Designer Suzy Askew, and Memphis Botanic Garden Horticulturists Rick Pudwell and Jim Crowder will be presenting. 

General Public Admission is $10, MBG and Memphis Master Gardener admission is $5. All proceeds applied to educational programming at the Botanic Garden. 

Christmas Tree Recycling at the Yard

Recycle your Christmas tree and support the Memphis Botanic Garden. The Yard will gladly accept your tree, FREE of charge, to be recycled into reusable materials. Best of all, The Yard will donate $5 for every tree when you mention Memphis Botanic Garden, so you are helping keep materials out of the landfill while supporting the Garden's environmnetal efforts. 

Herbal Beverage Tasting

Join Sherri McCalla, Memphis Botanic Garden's Herb Curator, for this demonstration and tasting of warming beverages made with herbs (tea, cocoa, mulled wine and cider). 

Memphis Botanic Garden Members fee $2, non-member fee $12

Call (901) 636 - 4128 to register by Feb. 9th

Arborist Certification Prep Course

This course provides preparatory information and/or review for students who wish to take the Certified Arborist Examination designated by the International Society of Arboriculture's certification program. Some of the topics covered in class are tree biology, soil properties, water management, nutrition and fertilization, tree pruning, selection, disease and problem diagnosis. Applicants for certification will take the online certification exam independently. To be certified, applicants must have either 3 years of arborist experience, or a 2-year degree in a related field.

Botanic Garden Valentine's Day Cards

Each fall, the Memphis Botanic Garden staff plants thousands of bulbs in preparation for the spectacular spring flower display. You can support this labor of love with a donation in honor of your valentine. The Botanic Garden will mail your special someone a unique card to let them know they make your heart bloom! $20 sends 1 Valentine, $50 sends 3 Valentines, and $100 sends 8 Valentines. Order online by February 9th from the link provided or call (901) 636-4100 to order by phone. 

Memphis 3.0 - Core District Workshop 1: District Introduction and Asset Mapping

The district planning phase of Memphis 3.0 continues with the first workshop in the Core planning district. The meeting will involve an introduction by the Memphis 3.0 team, Opticos Consulting, and the local architecture team. Attendees will then take part in an activity to map assets and areas of challenge and/or opportunity on maps of the district.

Love Blooms at the Garden!

Each fall, Memphis Botanic Garden staff plants thousands of bulbs in preparation for our spectacular spring flower display. You can support this labor of love with a donation in honor of your Valentine, and we’ll mail your special someone a unique card to let them know they make your heart bloom! $20 sends 1 Valentine card/$50 sends 3 Valentines/$100 sends 8 Valentines.

Recycle Your Christmas Trees!

For those without curbside service, drop off your real tree at the ShowPlace Arena parking lot Dec 22 - Jan 9. Shelby County Public Works will turn it into mulch that will be available in the spring. Please remove all tinsel and decorations!    If you have curbside service, just leave your tree at the curb and it will get recycled by your municipality. 

Wolf River 5K

The first race in the brand new Run the 901 Race Series, the Wolf River 5K starts you on your journey of training for the Germantown Half Marathon. The race takes place on the Wolf River Greenway and benefits the Wolf River Conservancy in an effort to enhance and protect this outstanding part of our community. More information available and registration available here

Stop Dreaming, Start Doing hosted by Start Co.

Start the New Year off right by learning what it takes to start up at our Stop Dreaming, Start doing workshop at the Memphis Public Library. Learn about Elevator Pitching and Customer Discovery. During lunch, have the opportunity to learn about various startup programs and network with entrepreneurs and supporters. If you have a high tech idea stage startup, participate in the Speed Elevator Pitching Competition. First place prize is $200 cash, and second place is $100 cash!

Grow Your Minority Business hosted by Start Co.

Start the New Year off right by learning what it takes to grow your minority owned business. Learn about Elevator Pitching, Customer Discovery and Business Model Canvassing. You'll have the opportunity to sit with mentors to get advice and direction in the areas of: legal, marketing, business strategy, accounting, and procurement. Come out to the Memphis Public Library and learn what's on the horizon for your business and what resources are available to help you grow!

Memphis 3.0 - North District Workshop 3: Final Presentation of Community Character Plan

This event will be the final workshop for the North District. The workshop will present findings from Workshops 1 and 2, including alternatives and recommendations for land use strategy for the district. More information available here

Sexton Community Center, 1235 Brown Ave, Memphis, TN 38107

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Memphis 3.0 - Frayser District Workshop 2: Walking Tours

The district tours will start at the North Frayser Community Center (Tuesday, January 23) and the Frayser CDC (Wednesday, January 24) and lead residents around places close by. There will be two tours each day: 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:30pm - 5:00pm. More information available here

North Frayser Community Center, 2555 Saint Elmo Ave, Memphis, TN 38127 (Tuesday, January 23)

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Memphis 3.0 - Frayser Planning District Workshop 1: District Introduction and Asset Mapping

The district planning phase of Memphis 3.0 continues with the first workshop in the Frayser planning district. The meeting will involve an introduction by the Memphis 3.0 team, Opticos Consulting, and local architecture firm Self + Tucker Architects. Attendees will then take part in an activity to map assets and areas of challenge and/or opportunity on maps of the district.

More information available here

Ed Rice Community Center, 2907 N. Watkins St, Memphis, TN 38127

5:30pm - 8:00pm

MLK Days of Service

MLK Days of Service calls for Mid-Southerners from all waks of life to work together to provide solutions to this community's most pressing issues. Service projects will be held in Fayette, Haywood, Lauderdale, Marshall, Shelby , and Tipton counties in Tennessee; DeSoto, Tate, and Tunica counties in Mississippi; and Crittended County in Arkansas. Join United Way of the Mid-South and Volunteer Memphis by signing up here on Volunteer United.

The Birds and the Seeds at Lichterman Nature Center

Beat the winter blahs by learning bird watching and seed starting basics at Lichterman Nature Center! Activities include:

  • Seed swap and seed giveaways
  • Bird watching seminars
  • Wildlife photography seminars
  • Garden and bird experts to answer your questions
  • Garden tool sharpening
  • Meet and owl! Fun facts about owls and other birds
  • String art, cooking, and activity stations

More information available here

Breakfast with the Birds at Lichterman Nature Center

Enjoy a delicious breakfast overlooing Mertie's Lake. Fun birding basics presentations followed by guided bird walks through lake, meadow, and forest trails. Loaner binoculars will be available. Limited seating and small groups on the walks; advance ticket purchases are highly recommended!

Tickets: $25 ($22.50 for members)

More information available here

Lichterman Nature Center - 5992 Quince Road, Memphis, TN 38119

7:30am - 9:30am

CitySpace Air Sensor Project - Presentation and Community Meeting

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in cooperation with the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department (MSCHD), will be hosting two meetings on the CitySpace Air Sensor Project.  The meetings will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Renaissance Business Center on Beale Street and from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the First Congregational Church on Cooper Street (see below for address locations).

Power to the People: Fueling the Revolution for Energy Justice

This conference will look at the health, economic and housing impacts of energy costs, particularly on low-income residents and the need to move toward affordable and just energy solutions in the Memphis region.

Event sponsors include: Memphis Branch-National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) and the Natural Res

Women’s Bike Chat Hot Chocolate Ride

Each month, Revolutions Bicycles Cooperative invites all women in the community to chat about bicycles and then go for a short group ride after. All ages and experiences welcome! Both members and non-members welcome! For December, we’ll ride while we chat during our 4th annual Women’s Bike Chat Hot Chocolate Ride! We’ll find a place to have hot chocolate…or other tasty beverages!

Human Walking Program

Can you imagine what it is like to be chained to a desk with nothing but a mouse for entertainment? What it must feel like to be kept in a tiny cubicle for eight hours a day? This is day-to-day life for many downtown office workers.

Downtowners’ Bike to Lunch

Unplug and boost your creativity and productivity by taking a mid-day bicycle ride. The first Tuesday of every month, Revolutions Bicycle CoOp will lead downtowners to a restaurant located within a 15-minute bike ride of The Fourth Bluff. Rides meet at the northwest corner of Front Street and Monroe Avenue, in front of Cossitt Library. We’ll meet at 11:50 and roll out by 12:10 pm.

Shelby Farms Starry Nights

Starry Nights is the largest holiday light show and festival in the Mid-South.  It's also the longest running celebration at Shelby Farms Park. The magic of the holidays is brought to life through the drive-through display of  twinkling holiday light displays, cozy campfires and visits with Santa.  Each year, over 100,000 visitors cruise through the lights of Starry Nights making it an annual tradition for families.

Grand Opening of Heritage Building Supply

Come celebrate the grand opening of Heritage Building Supply, a unique architectural retail space, located in the Edge District. Heritage Building Supply is affiliated with Memphis Heritage, Inc., our area's leading historic preservation organization. Proceeds from all purchases at Heritage Building Supply help support Memphis Heritage in their mission of preserving our region's rich architectural history.

Project WET Workshop

Since 1984, Project WET has been developing fun, hands-on, award-winning activities for teachers to use in the classroom and outdoors. This workshop includes the Project WET Curriculum and Activity Guide 2.0, which gives educators engaging tools for integrating water education into many subjects.

Volkswagen Diesel Settlement Public Information Session

In 2015, Volkswagen (VW) publicly admitted that it had secretly and deliberately installed a defeat device—software designed to cheat emissions tests and deceive federal and state regulators—in approximately 590,000 model year 2009 to 2016 motor vehicles containing 2.0 and 3.0 liter diesel engines. The U.S. Department of Justice filed a complaint against VW, alleging that the company had violated the federal Clean Air Act.

Bike Recycle @Shelby Farms

The annual Bike Recycle is a program that aims to serve Memphis youth through building a knowledge of and love for bike riding. For the past 10 years, this program’s goal has been to provide these youth with the knowledge and mobility to safely join the ever-growing bicycle community in Shelby County. Shelby Farms Park partners with local bike experts to provide bike safety techniques, maintenance and knowledge.

Overton Park Five Mile Classic

Come out and run the 44th annual Overton Park 5 Mile Classic, Memphis’ oldest footrace! This is just a really fun old school type race on a challenging course that runs on the roads, trails and grass. Through the years Memphis’ best as well as some of the world’s best runners including Olympian, 2X World Cross Country Champ, Craig Virgin and Canadian Olympian Paul Bannon have run the Classic.

Greenway Soirée

"The Greenway Soirée is the Wolf River Conservancy's singature event. Complete with live music, both a silent and live auction, dinner and drinks, we will be raising our glasses and celebrating the wonder of the Wolf."

Wolf River Membership Paddle

This is a 6.4 mile paddle on the Wolf river between the Fayette County cities of Rossville and Piperton, Tennessee. The section retains its natural state and beauty. Paddlers will experience an un-cluttered class one river with meandering curves and bends. Unlike the river sections upstream, paddlers rarely become disoriented or venture off course because the channel is clearly visible through the entire section.

Clean Memphis and Project Green Fork Fall Fundraiser

Join Clean Memphis and Project Green Fork for their annual fall fundraiser! The event will be held at Memphis Made Brewing Company and will feature food from Central BBQ, Memphis Made drafts, wine, and a specialty cocktail. There will also be a wine pull and silent auction featuring items from local makers, Grizzlies tickets, get-aways, and much more.

$50/ticket

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Memphis Made Brewing Company - 768 S. Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104

15th Annual Grassroots Environmental Justice Conference

The Sierra Club presents the 15th annual environmental justice conference. This annual day of networking and learning is planned to offer workshops for most every interest area. Whether you care about clean air, safe drinking water, promoting clean energy, or green jobs, there will be a discussion just for you. In fact, there will  be fourteen different workshops covering a wide range of subjects throughout the day.  A hot lunch will be served to all pre-registered participants. And, for your convenience we are offering free secure parking.

Fall Colors Paddle on the Wolf River

Join the Wolf River Conservancy for a guided paddle down the Ghost Section of the Wolf River. You will paddle through fiv edifferent environmental ecosystems: an upland hardwood forest, wetland forest, cypress swamp, Spirit Lake, and exit through grassy lands. At almost nine miles, from the put-in at LaGrange, TN to the Bateman Road takeout, this is the most popular paddle on the Wolf River.

Launch at 9:00am at LaGrange, TN access

Free for current Wolf River Conservancy members. Non-members = $25 paddle fee.

14th Annual Memphis Pride Fest

Every year, 9,000+ people gather in downtown Memphis for the largest Pride Fest in the tri state area. Memphis Pride Festival and Parade is a diverse and family friendly event, which brings the LGBTQIA community and its allies together to celebrate our unity and strength which has been built over the last 14 years.

Electric Vehicle Event - Sierra Club

Join the Sierra Club for their next meeting and learn more about electric vehicles! Joe Ozegovich from the Chickasaw Group will give a presentation on the benefits of owning and operating an electric vehicle (EV) in combination with providing renewable solar energy to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Immediately after the presentation, check out EV models from Tesla, Nissan, and BMW.

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111. More information available here

 

Fairgrounds Planning Meeting

The City of Memphis is reopening the planning process for the Fairgrounds and will hold three public meetings over the next several months. The first meeting - 8/10/17 at 5:00pm - will focus on sharing details of previous redevelopment planning efforts, collecting feedback on the products of those efforts and galvanizing ideas for the economic stimulation of the site. This meeting is in an open house format with no formal presentation, so come and go as you wish.

Annual Scarecrow Contest and Seminar @ Lichterman Nature Center

Are you looking for a fun, inexpensive project to demonstrate your creativity, and/or promote your group?

Lichterman’s annual Scarecrow Contest may be just the thing!  Participants tell us “…it is easier and even more fun than we thought – we loved it!”   Winners of five contest categories receive $100 cash prizes.  After the contest, 10,000+ visitors come see the fall displays.

Urban Forestry Advisor's Class

Join the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council (WTC/TUFC) and the Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy. The class fee ($85) includes a handbook and dues for both the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and local chapter.
 

Herbal Work Study: Herbal Beverages

The first two hours will be spent weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, or whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden.  The last hour will be spent learning about using herbs to create drinks.  I will have cold water and bug spray available, you bring your favorite hand tools for weeding and grooming (soil knives, Cape Cod weeders, old kitchen knives, trowels, pruners, gloves, etc. – no hoes or rakes needed, though).  Everyone will get to go home with a handout that includes tips and recipes.  Arrive at the Horticulture Building in the south end of the parking lot by 8:15a.m.

Herbal Beverages

Wondering what to do with nature’s bounty? Join Sherri McCalla and learn how to turn herbs into tasty beverages. Sherri is a Master Gardener, long-time member of the Memphis Herb Society, and MBG’s Herb Garden Curator. Sherri will demonstrate and guests will be able to taste herbal waters, juices, teas, shrubs, and cordials. Tasting the cordial will require proof of age (21 or older). Recipes will be provided. Prepayment required by August 7th. For questions or to register, 901-636-4128.

Native Bees: Their Biology, Diversity, and Role as Pollinators of Native Plants

Presented by Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden: Heather Holm, horticulturist and biologist, and the author of Pollinators of Native Plants and Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide, travels from Minnesota to discuss native bees and other pollinators and their relationships with native plants. She will also sign copies of her books; a limited number will be available for purchase at the event.

Greenlines, Greenways, and Bike Paths, Oh My!

Memphis' local Sierra Club, Chickasaw Group will hold its monthly program meeting on Thursday, July 20 at 5:50 pm at the Main Library at 3030 Poplar. The title of the session is "Greenlines, Greenways, and Bike Paths, Oh My!"

Three experts are the presenters- Andrew Israel, Executive Director of the Greater Memphis Greenline, Keith Cole, Executive Director of the Wolf River Conservancy, and Nicholas Oyler, Manager of Bicycle/Pedestrian Programs, City of Memphis.

Bike to RiverPlay and Picnic

Have you been to RiverPlay at the Fourth Bluff? Head down with us on July 29th. We'll meet at Revolutions at 5:30. Bring a picnic to eat, if you want. Or get food from El Mero Taco Truck which is booked for the 29th. It's also "Trip Hop Skate Night w DJ Redeye" from 7-9pm. We know you can roll on the bicycles.

Memphis Afro-Carnival Weekend Festival

Memphis Afro-Carnival is happy to present its first annual weekend Festival that will take place in Downtown Memphis as from July 27th to July 30th. On July 29th come witness the world famous Beale Street filled with ethnicities from all around the world dressed in beautiful costumes while they match. We are looking forward to having live performances from top Caribbean, Indian, Afro and Latino artists.

MEMFix: Kickoff Planning Session

The 8th installment of the MEMFix program happens this fall at the confluence of several exciting projects in and around the Medical District, Crosstown, and the Madison Avenue corridor. Help bring together the arts, community, innovation, and design to support streetscape improvements, arts installations, pop-up shops, entertainment, and more!

Family Fun Day on the Wolf River

Join the Wolf River Conservancy for the initial Family Fun Day of 2017 on the section of the Wolf River from Germantown Parkway to Walnut Grove Road. This is a surprisingly pleasant three and half mile section of the Wolf river that parallels the Shelby Farm trails on river right and the Wolf River Greenway Trail on river left.

Job Fair - Teach 901

The next Teach901 Job Fair takes place Thursday, June 8 at the Kroc Center Memphis. Attendees will have the chance to speak with representatives from several different education groups hiring for schools all over Memphis. More information, including registration, available here

 

Kroc Center Memphis - 800 E. Parkway S, Memphis, TN 38104

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Night at the Lorraine

You are invited to celebrate the vibrant history of the Lorraine Motel for the benefit of the National Civil Rights Museum. Step back in time with an evening of food, music and fun reminiscent of the Lorraine Motel – which counted B.B. King, Nat King Cole, “Count” Basie, Isaac Hayes, Booker T.

South Memphis Farmers Market

Since opening in 2010 the South Memphis Farmers Market has grown by leaps and bounds, becoming the destination in South Memphis for fresh produce during the growing season. We feature produce from local farmers and handmade items from other local producers on Thursdays between the months of May and November each year.

Trashion Show - Memphis City Beautiful

Memphis City Beautiful's Trashion Show showcasing 40 Memphis-based artists that have repurposed trash into beautiful designs. Proceeds provide community improvement grants for beautification initiatives across Memphis. The Show will feature emceeing by WMC Action News 5 meteorologist Ron Childers and Babbie Lovett as well as include special performances, food, wine and a silent auction.

Ticket information:

General - $45

MIFA Community Cleanup

Starting at MIFA, a morning cleanup to remove trash and debris from MIFA's neighborhood. Join people from diverse backgrounds to work together and get acquainted while helping to beautify the streets in 38126, Memphis' poorest zip code.

Celebrate South America! Floral Demonstration

Memphis Botanic Garden’s Director of Horticulture, Rick Pudwell, will create colorful and artistic designs featuring flowers from South America, in celebration of Memphis in May’s honored country, Colombia. Bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelli’s Café at the Garden. Three completed designs will be given away as door prizes at the end of the program. No need to pre-register. MBG members $5/non-members $12.

Signs of Spring Walk

Meet at the Visitor’s Center and walk the beautiful grounds of Memphis Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. Free to members or with paid Garden admission. No reservations necessary, canceled in case of rain.

Memphis Botanic Garden

1:30pm

10-Minute Bubba Tufa with Paul Little

Sedum king and creative gardener Paul Little will lead this demo on creating a quick and easy hyper-tufa pot. After his demonstration, you choose whether to take your DIY kit home to complete or stay to make your pot and take it home in the mold. Class fee includes DIY kit with everything you need to complete the bowl. (You’ll need vegetable spray, if you choose to make your pot at home.) All you have to do is open the bag, pour in water, mix, and form.

Nursery at the Garden

Good news for all Mid-South gardeners! Our new volunteer run nursery will be open on Saturday mornings, offering many of the same plants available at our Spring Plant Sale. Through the season, keep an eye out for one-day Super Sales, as we reduce inventory for summer. The Nursery at the Garden is now a year-round production nursery that focuses on herbs, perennials, flowering shrubs and plants that will draw birds, butterflies, and bees to your garden.

Spring Tram Tours

Join docents from the Garden for a tram tour of the beautiful grounds of the Memphis Botanic Garden. The tram will leave from the east end of the Four Seasons Fountain area approximately every 20 minutes. Free to members or with regular Garden admission. No reservations necessary. Call 901-636-4100 for information.

10:00am - 12:00pm

Germantown Amnesty Dumpster Day

Germantown residents ONLY. Amnesty Dumpster Day gives Germantown residents a chance to get rid of unwanted bulky items not picked up by sanitation service providers. Items accepted at both locations include building materials, fencing or wire, steel poles, tires without rims, concrete, dirt, rocks, lawn mowers, bikes, grills and propane grill tanks. These items can be taken to either location.
 
At the Public Works Complex, 7700 Southern Ave, and Johnson Road Park, 2950 Johnson Rd.
 

Beltline Spring Festival

Jacob's Ladder Community Devpt, 427 Boston St, Memphis
 
Beautify the neighborhood- demolish a house, cleanup a waterway, plant trees, plant a garden. Kids events!
 
- More Info? Pastor Steven Hardrick - 574-5388 or Rev. William D. Marler – 338-7055

Downtown Walking Tours with Jimmy Ogle

Being Duckmaster at The Peabody Hotel on Fridays through Tuesdays has made the weekly FREE walking tours in Downtown shift to Thursday with the first tour of the 2017 Spring Season being Thursday, April 20. Being the third Thursday of the month, the traditional tour of the D'Army Bailey Courthouse will be this year's opener, assembling at 12:00 noon on the southwest Courthouse steps, Adams & Second. This Spring Season's NEW tour will be B.B.

Bikes and Jazz

Have you heard about 5 Fridays of Jazz at Benjamin Hooks? 2017 is the encore season of this free concert series starting March 3 – April 28, 2017 featuring some of the region’s great jazz entertainers. We're meeting early, at 5:30, because doors open at 6 p.m. and seats go fast.

Learn about the Memphis Aquifer - Nerd Nite at the Rec Room

Dr. Brian Waldron, Director of the Center for Applied Earth Science and Engineering Research (CAESER) at the University of Memphis, will be presenting on the Memphis Aquifer and water resources in the region. This will be part of the Rec Room's Nerd Nite event. Other speakers will also have an environmental focus. For more information as it becomes available, check out the Rec Room's Facebook page

7:00pm

Rec Room - 3000 Broad Avenue

Zero Landfill Upcycling Event

ZeroLandfill™ is an award winning upcycling program designed to reduce pressure on local landfill capacity. The architectural & interior design community will collect expired samples from their libraries and drop them off at the collection area for sorting and redistribution to the local community.

V&E Artwalk

The sixth annual V&E Artwalk will feature over 65 artists from the Greater Memphis area selling their crafts. It will also include a silent auction, large children’s area, local musicians, exciting food options, local craft beer, wine and soft drinks.  The Artwalk is sponsored by Midtown’s V&E Greenline and will take place Saturday April 22, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 1625 Tutwiler Ave on the V&E Greenline.

Spring Frog Calling Workshop

Whether you’d like to learn a few frog calls to enrich your time outdoors, or become a citizen scientist adding important information to a national database, this is the workshop for you!  We’ll spend a fun morning learning about amphibians, wetlands, the Frogwatch USA program, and especially our local frogs and their courtship calls. 

Signs of Spring: Arboretum Walk

Participants will meet at the Visitor’s Center and explore Memphis Botanic Garden’s Level 4 Arboretum with Master Gardener Judith Hammond. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, as the hike will be off-trail. Free to members or with paid Garden admission. No reservations necessary, canceled in case of rain.

Memphis Botanic Garden - 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117

Herbal Work Study at the Memphis Botanic Garden: Spring Greens

The first two hours will be spent weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, or whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden.  The last hour will be spent learning about edible spring greens masquerading as weeds.  Cold water and bug spray (if needed) will be available, you bring your favorite hand tools for weeding and grooming (soil knives, Cape Cod weeders, old kitchen knives, trowels, pruners, gloves, etc. – no hoes or rakes needed, though). Everyone will get to go home with a handout that includes tips and recipes. 

Brown Bag at the Memphis Botanic Garden: Backyard Chickens

Join Rick Pudwell for this discussion on raising chickens for eggs, meat, or companionship. Chickens are allowed in most cities, with some stipulations. Rick will address housing, feed, trouble shooting, and the day-to-day care needed to keep a small flock healthy. A sampling of live chickens will be available for observation. Bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelli’s Café at the Garden. Free to members or with paid Garden admission. Call 636-4100 for more information. 

12:00pm

Memphis Botanic Garden - 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117

Conversations about Local Food Policy - Food Access and Security

Conversations about Local Food Policy is a panel series that addresses how policy affects our food system. Throughout the month of March we'll address how topics such as Sustainable Agriculture, Land Use and Access, Farm to School and Child Nutrition, and Food Access and Security are affected by policy. Come learn from the experts who work within these topics, ask questions, and network.

Topic: Food Access and Security

Conversations about Local Food Policy - Farm to School and Child Nutrition

Conversations about Local Food Policy is a panel series that addresses how policy affects our food system. Throughout the month of March we'll address how topics such as Sustainable Agriculture, Land Use and Access, Farm to School and Child Nutrition, and Food Access and Security are affected by policy. Come learn from the experts who work within these topics, ask questions, and network.

Conversations about Local Food Policy - Land Use and Access

Conversations about Local Food Policy is a panel series that addresses how policy affects our food system. Throughout the month of March we'll address how topics such as Sustainable Agriculture, Land Use and Access, Farm to School and Child Nutrition, and Food Access and Security are affected by policy. Come learn from the experts who work within these topics, ask questions, and network.

Topic: Land Use and Access

Conversations about Local Food Policy - Sustainable Agriculture

Conversations about Local Food Policy is a panel series that addresses how policy affects our food system. Throughout the month of March we'll address how topics such as Sustainable Agriculture, Land Use and Access, Farm to School and Child Nutrition, and Food Access and Security are affected by policy. Come learn from the experts who work within these topics, ask questions, and network.

Topic: Sustainable Agriculture

Tennessee Arbor Day Celebration

Join local partners for a celebration of Tennessee Arbor Day at Lichterman Nature Center. There will be an official City of Memphis/Tree City USA tree planting ceremony in recognition of the TN Arbor Day. Also, free tree bare root saplings will be given away to the public while supplies last: Roughleaf Dogwood, Baldcypress, and Water Tupelo.

10:00am 

Lichterman Nature Center - 5992 Quince Road, Memphis, TN 38119

Tennessee Naturalist Program

Tennessee Naturalist Program at Memphis Botanic Garden. Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (First class and last class end at 3:00 p.m., plus one evening session TBA.) The TN Naturalist Program is a corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service, dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. TN Naturalist Program participants will complete a training course of 40 hours instruction plus 40 hours of approved volunteer service activities. $225 course fee. Class size is limited; registration is required.

Love Blooms at the Garden!

During the fall and winter months, Memphis Botanic Garden staff are planting thousands of bulbs in preparation for our spectacular spring flower display. You can support this labor of love with a donation in honor of your Valentine, and we’ll mail your special someone a unique card to let them know they make your heart bloom! $20 sends 1 Valentine card/$50 sends 3 Valentines/$100 sends 8 Valentines.

Proposals due for Working Groups - Food Advisory Council for Memphis & Shelby County

The Food Advisory Council for Memphis and Shelby County (FAC), facilitated by Memphis Tilth's Food Policy Program, is a local community council that meets regularly to promote policies and regulations designed to enhance local food economics. The FAC is accepting Working Group proposals that advance food policy to promote local food access and the local food economy. Working Group proposals are due Wednesday, February 8th at 5pm.

Family Fun Hike - Shelby Farms Park

Led by a Shelby Farms Park Interpretive Docent, these family fun hikes are great educational recreation for adults and children of all ages! Reservations are not required, but donations are appreciated.Please remember your walking shoes, appropriate outdoor clothing, and water bottles! Due to the tripping hazard, please leave your pet at home. Please meet at the Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center. 

Bicycle Overhaul Course - Revolutions Bicycle Co-op

This winter, Revolutions Bicycle Co-op will offer a "Bicycle Overhaul" course, an extensive and fun seven-week bicycle repair and maintenance class designed for the home mechanic. Learn about your bicycle, system by system, as well as adjust, overhaul, and replace worn parts. You will learn how to repair and prevent issues yourself. And after completing this course, you will have fully overhauled your own bicycle.

Meets on Tuesdays, January 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 6:30-9:30pm

Second Annual Polar Wolf Plunge

Join the Wolf River Conservancy to celebrate the arrival of 2017 in a most unique manner.  Beginning at 1:00 pm, they will light a bonfire, set out warm beverages and food and gather at the Bateman Road Bridge access ramp to the Wolf River for a great time of socializing in preparation of entering the chilly waters at 2:00 pm.

Landscape Design Course

January 12, 19, and 26. 
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

Join Jim Crowder  for this 3-session course that will cover site assessment, basic design, plant selection, installation, maintenance, and adding details to make it your own.

Best Management Practices for Construction and Land Disturbing Activities

The City of Memphis Stormwater Program presents its fall public meeting on Best Management Practices for Construction and Land Disturbing Activities. Come learn the what, when, and why of EPSC and enforcement. 

 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway South in the Buckman Building Montesi Room

To RSVP or for event questions, call 901-636-4349 or email stormwater@memphistn.gov 

Memphis Green Drinks

Help the Memphis Green Drinks chapter celebrate their second anniversary at Alchemy in Cooper Young. Instead of the usual guest speaker format, there will be a special Green Trivia Night. More information available here

Alchemy, 940 S. Cooper Street, Memphis, TN

6:30 - 9:00pm

Electronic Recycle Event

Christian Brothers High School is hosting its 6th Annual Electronic Recycle Event Saturday September 24th in the Main Parking lot on Campus. 

In the past 5 years their efforts have helped collect over 200,000 pounds of materials that were shredded and turned over to companies that use recycled metal, plastic and glass. This means 100 tons of non-biodegradable material that never hit our community landfills, but has been reused in our daily products by businesses that care, thus making the community and world a healthier place to live.

Landscape Design

Join Jim Crowder  for this 3-session course that will cover site assessment, basic design, plant selection, installation, maintenance, and adding details to make it your own. Prepayment due by October 15. MBG members $45 ($60 per couple)/non-members $60 ($75 per couple). Call 901-636-4128 for more information or to register.

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Nature's Fairy Garden

Join Fairy Garden enthusiast Paul Little for this hands-on workshop where each participant will build their own Fairy Garden out of natural materials. All supplies are provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own accoutrements (sea shells, stones, pods or marbles). Class will be held outside unless raining, please dress appropriately. MBG members $8/non-members $13. Prepayment required by October 19.  Call 901-636-4128 for more information or to register.

Evening Floral Design

Welcome visitors with a wreath for an exterior door using a grapevine wreath form, live sedum plant, and dried materials. Regina Berryman, internationally known floral designer leads this hands-on class that will focus on design principles, plant materials, supplies, and mechanics. Participants will take home a completed design. Students need to bring pruners, floral snips, wire cutters, sharp knife, box for transporting, and a dish towel; all other supplies are provided. Prepayment due by October 11. MBG members $40/non-members $50.

Floral Design

Welcome visitors with a wreath for an exterior door using a grapevine wreath form, live sedum plant, and dried materials. Rick Pudwell, Director of Horticulture, leads this hands-on class that will focus on design principles, plant materials, supplies, and mechanics. Participants will take home a completed design. Students need to bring pruners, floral snips, wire cutters, sharp knife, box for transporting, and a dish towel; all other supplies are provided. Prepayment due by October 11. MBG members $40/non-members $50.

Pruning Club

Pruning Club will meet every other week to work with horticulture staff, aesthetically pruning trees and shrubs to maintain size and vigor. We will occasionally have speakers and demonstrations from MBG staff and local professionals regarding pruning. Participants need to bring their own pruning tools, including bypass pruners, hand saws, loppers, pole pruners, and be willing to walk to the worksite in varying weather conditions. Casual observers are welcome. Participation will count as volunteer hours.

Herbal Harvest Workshop

Join Sherri McCalla, Curator of the Botanic Garden’s Herb Garden, for this hands-on class where students will learn how to use the fall herb harvest. Students will learn about harvesting and drying plants, pastes, vinegars, salts, and sugars. They will leave with a jar of vinegar and lavender sugar with recipes and plant material to complete 2 more products at home. MBG members $5/non-members $10. Call  901-636-4128 for more information or to register. 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Herbal Work Study: Bits-N-Pieces Part Dos

The first two hours will be spent weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, or whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden. The last hour will be spent learning about herbs: various craft, food, drink, and herb lore.  I will have cold water and bug spray available, you bring your favorite hand tools for weeding and grooming (soil knives, Cape Cod weeders, old kitchen knives, trowels, pruners, gloves, etc.

Growers Choice Fall Plant Sale

Once a year, the Garden offers the best of our greenhouse and nursery selections for this one-day-only sale. Our horticulturists propagate some of the most interesting, hardiest, and unique items you’ll find anywhere, and they’re selected to thrive in our Mid-South climate. They will also help you decide which plants are best for your landscape. Fall is the best time for planting perennials, trees and shrubs, giving the root systems time to develop, producing stronger, more prolific blooms in the spring.

Herbal Work Study: Bits-N-Pieces Part One

The first two hours will be spent weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, or whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden. The last hour will be spent learning about herbs: various craft, food, drink, and herb lore.  Instructor will have cold water and bug spray available, you bring your favorite hand tools for weeding and grooming (soil knives, Cape Cod weeders, old kitchen knives, trowels, pruners, gloves, etc. – no hoes or rakes needed).  Everyone will go home with a handout that includes tips and recipes shared in class. 

Urban Forestry Advisor's Class

Join the West Tennessee Chapter of the Urban Forestry Council (WTC/TUFC) and the Memphis Botanic Garden for this opportunity to learn about trees and issues facing the urban tree canopy. The class fee ($85) includes a handbook and dues for both the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council and local chapter. This course is designed for the general public, municipal employees, members of neighborhood associations, and garden clubs.

Agricenter Solar Tour

Ever wondered how solar panels work? Agricenter is offering a Solar Tour for the general public. Call Tim Roberts at 901-435-7109 to reserve your spot. If you have a group of 25 or more, call for special scheduling. Meet Tim at Arrowhead Nursery at 7466 Smythe Farm Rd.

Team Up to Clean Up - Clean Memphis

It's back to school time and Shelby County Schools need our help to clean up around neighborhood elementary schools.

  • Thursday, August 4: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Friday, August 5: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Saturday, August 6: 9:00am - 1:00pm

All tools, bags, and gloves will be provided. School locations will be assigned based upon coverage needs. All children under the ages of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Drink a Beer, Save a River

Join the Wolf River Conservancy for their monthly happy hour every second Tuesday of the month in partnership with Ghost River Brewing. Hammer & Ale will be hosting the August event, from 5-8 pm. 921 S. Cooper Street, Memphis, TN. Drink A Beer. Save A River. It's that simple! More information available on the Wolf River Conservancy's website.

Citizen Science Workshop: Monarch Monitoring Project - Memphis Botanic Garden

Monarch butterflies are in decline, and they need your help. Public participation in science helps answer big questions, like what is happening to the monarchs. You can help researchers learn more about this incredible insect by participating in the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. At this training, you will learn how to participate, about monarch biology and ecology, and how you can help with monarch conservation efforts.

Floral Design - Memphis Botanic Garden

Invoke memories of summers past by creating a unique floral arrangement with sunflowers and garden produce as focal points. Rick Pudwell, Director of Horticulture, leads this hands-on class that will focus on design principles, plant materials, supplies, and mechanics. Participants will take home a completed design. Students need to bring pruners, floral snips, wire cutters, a sharp knife, box for transporting, and a dish towel; all other supplies are provided.

Pruning Club - Memphis Botanic Garden

Pruning Club will meet every other week to work with horticulture staff, aesthetically pruning trees and shrubs to maintain size and vigor. We will occasionally have speakers and demonstrations from MBG staff and local professionals regarding pruning. Participants need to bring their own pruning tools, including bypass pruners, hand saws, loppers, pole pruners, and be willing to walk to the worksite in varying weather conditions. Casual observers are welcome. Participation will count as volunteer hours.

Sierra Club Chickasaw Group - Meeting with María Muñoz-Blanco, new Parks Director

On July 21, The Sierra Club Chickasaw Group is honored to feature María Muñoz-Blanco, Memphis’ new Director of the Parks & Neighborhoods Division as our speaker.  Ms. Muñoz-Blanco, rather than bringing a fancy presentation with lots of bells and whistles, is coming to listen to parks and recreation advocates and stakeholders about their thoughts and dreams for the Memphis Parks System.

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 5:45 PM (Meet & Greet at 5:30pm)
Memphis Benjamin Hooks Main Library,
3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis

See Facebook event for any updates:

Fairgrounds Walking Tour

Shelby County Historian Jimmy Ogle will speak on natural and cultural history of the Fairgrounds and future plans.  Tour presented by Coliseum Coalition and partners as part of the Roundhouse Revival Film Series (film screening, food trucks, and vendors); free admission. Please click here for more information on this event.

Agricenter Solar Tour

Ever wondered how solar panels work? Agricenter is offering a Solar Tour for the general public. Call Tim Roberts at 901-435-7109 to reserve your spot. If you have a group of 25 or more, call for special scheduling. Meet Tim at Arrowhead Nursery at 7466 Smythe Farm Rd.

Bats of the Mid-South at the Memphis Botanic Garden

Come learn about the many fascinating and important insect-eating bats which live in our area, how best to attract them, and why they need our help. Presented by the Wolf River Conservancy and Memphis Botanic Garden. $4 admission benefits environmental education programming of both organizations. Visit the Memphis Botanic Garden website for more information. 

6:30-8:00pm

750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117

Wolf River Stream Stroll

Join the Wolf River Conservancy at the Bateman Bridge for wading and searching for small aquatic creatures - a perfect activity on a hot summer day for families and anyone interested in nature, and a great introduction to the beauty and biodiversity of the Wolf River ecosystem.

10:00am - Noon

More information available here

The Future of Environmental and Sustainability Professions

International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) TN-MS-AR Chapter

Professor Dodd Galbreath from Lipscomb University will share some the most important lessons learned from recent discussions held on April 13 at the Lipscomb Sustainability Summit with highly respected developers, designers, corporate and environmental management executives, consulting scientist, engineers, and non-profit leaders.

June 20, 2016

11:30am - 1:00pm

Agricenter Board Room

7777 Walnut Grove Road

Overton Park Old Forest Nature Hike

Old Forest Nature Hike
 
Second Saturday and last Sunday of every month
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 
Location: Overton Park
 
Citizens to Preserve Overton Park offers a free nature hike through the Old Forest State Natural Area on the second Saturday and last Sunday of every month.  Walks happen rain or shine, and kids are always welcome.
 

Overton Park Old Forest Nature Hike

Old Forest Nature Hike
 
Second Saturday and last Sunday of every month
10:00 am - 11:30 am
 
Location: Overton Park
 
Citizens to Preserve Overton Park offers a free nature hike through the Old Forest State Natural Area on the second Saturday and last Sunday of every month.  Walks happen rain or shine, and kids are always welcome.
 

A Day of Merrymaking at Overton Park

A Day of Merrymaking at Overton Park
 
Location: Overton Park Greensward
1980 Poplar Ave. - Memphis
 
Date/Time
Date(s) - 06/04/2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
 
A Day of Merrymaking is a free festival for families–kids and dogs more than welcome!–that welcomes summer on the Overton Park Greensward.  There will be a hot air balloon, live music, food trucks, local craft vendors, performances, and much more.  

Cycle the Greenway

Date: Saturday June 4, 2016
Event Start/Finish: 7600 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown, TN 38138
Event Timeline: 
6:30 AM - Check-In and Walk-Up Registration Begins
7:15 AM - Welcome and Fundraising Awards Presentation
7:30 AM - Ride Begins for all Race Lengths
10:00 AM - Refreshments Served
 
Registration required
$40 - Early Registration (before Wednesday May 18th)
$45 - Registration (after Wednesday May 18th)

Agricenter Solar Tour

Ever wondered how solar panels work? Agricenter is offering a Solar Tour for the general public on June 21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. Call Tim Roberts at 901-435-7109 to reserve your spot. Or if you have a group of 25 or more, call for special scheduling. Meet Tim at Arrowhead Nursery at 7466 Smythe Farm Rd., Memphis, TN  38120.

Clean Memphis Spring Clean-Up Day

Saturday, June 04, 2016
Time : 9:00am - Noon
Location : Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 3745 Kimball Avenue
 
The Connection Shalom Zone in partnership with Clean Memphis want to clean up our neighborhood but we need your help! Please join us in June 4 from 9:00am to Noon at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Please bring your own work gloves. Other clean up materials provided.
 
At 11:30am, we celebrate with a community picnic at St. Matthews United Methodist Church. Hot dogs and drinks provided. Join the fun!

CNG Road Rally Media Stop

CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) Road Rally Media Stop

Memphis Light Gas and Water Division

South Service Center CNG Fueling Station

3071 South Center Road (off Brooks Road, east of S. Third Street)

Friday, June 3

3pm-4pm

MLGW is hosting one of the official media stops of the National CNG Road Rally - From Sea to Shining Sea. The event is a two-week road rally that stretches from Long Beach, CA to Washington, DC promoting CNG across the US through local and national community and media support. There are a total of 17 stops including 12 media stops.

June Green Drinks

The Memphis Green Drinks chapter will have its next gathering at Abe Goodman Golf Clubhouse at Overton Park (2080 Poplar Avenue) on June 21 (summer solstice) from 6:30pm onwards. Stacey Greenberg & Jessica Buttermore from the Citizens to Preserve Overton Park (CPOP) will be our guest speakers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to join the CPOP's Summer Solstice Nature Hike in the Old Forest at Overton Park . More info at http://www.greendrinks.org/tn/memphis.

Solar Watch: Transit of Mercury

Location:Greenline Gardens (6489 Mullins Station Road, Memphis, TN, 38134)
 
Description:
Join Shelby Farms Park + the Memphis Astronomical Society in observing this rare solar event as Mercury passes in front of the sun. The Memphis Astronomical Society will bring set-up their telescopes for those with a curiosity that is out of this world. 
 
Cost | Free

Ghost River Eco Tour

GHOST RIVER ECO TOUR
 
Sunday Afternoon Paddle on the Ghost Section of the Wolf River with Wolf River Conservancy
 
Includes Canoe Rental, Gourmet Dinner, Wine and Ghost River Beer
 
No Membership Required
 
Please Plan for All Day; Ending Times Posted are Approximate (1:00 PM to 7:30 PM)

Stormwater Master Plan for Southland Basin Community Meeting

City of Memphis Division of Engineering
Stormwater Master Plan for Southland Basin
Neighborhood Meeting
 
The purpose of the Master Plan is to identify potential solutions for flooding and drainage issues
 
Meeting Goals
*Provide information about the project
*Gather input about drainage and flooding problems you experience
 
Meeting Time
Thursday, April 28, 2016
6:00 -8:00 pm

A Celebration of “Forgotten Objects: Recycled Design”

Event:
A Celebration of “Forgotten Objects : Recycled Design”
Where: Bobby Lanier Farm Park, 7901 Poplar Pike, Germantown
When: Monday, April 25th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
 
Community Engagement Partners:
Farmington Elementary School, Germantown (students, parents, teachers, and administrators)
Clean Memphis
Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability
Department of Architecture (all students, faculty, and staff)
 

Free Shelby County Shred-It Day

The Shelby County Federal Credit Union is hosting a free Shred-It Day that offers all residents and workers of Shelby County an opportunity to dispose of old confidential paper documents safely and responsibly.  The event will take place Saturday, April 2 from 9 am –12 pm at 1160 Sycamore View.  A Shred-It Truck will be stationed at the event.
 

Zero Landfill Project

ZERO LANDFILL MEMPHIS 2016
The 2016 Zero Landfill event for Memphis TN will be April 8/9 & 15/16 this year.
 
April 8TH and 15TH (both Fridays) will be our drop off days and go from 4pm to 7pm.
 
The pick-up days will be on April 9TH and 16TH (both Saturdays) from 10am to 2pm. (Note: if you sign up to volunteer on Saturdays, please plan to be there 9:30 before it's open to the public.)
 

Wolf River Watershed Expo Family Day

Come explore a unique section of the Wolf River and its floodplain habitats at the Wolf River Watershed Expo Family Day.  There will be a number of family-friendly activities including a chance to paddle on a pond, hike down to the river, look for aquatic life in the wetlands, and more...in addition to learning about the Wolf River watershed and about local water quality issues. Please check back soon for more details!

St. Georges Independent School, 1880 Wolf River Blvd., Collierville, TN

Memphis City Beautiful’s Waste in Place Contest and Eco Show

Memphis City Beautiful’s Waste in Place Contest and Eco Show

Deadline for Entry:  May 9th

Open to any student grades K-12.

Creativity contest that encourages students to get let their imagination run wild with words, song, sculptures or pictures to show how much they care about their environment.  Winners will receive recognition and an invitation to the Eco Show featuring Jabberblabber, Johnny Magic & Quick Draw.

26th Annual Beautify Your School

26th Annual Beautify Your School
Sponsored by NewsChannel 3, Landers Ford and Memphis City Beautiful

Deadline for Entry:  May 16th

Open to all schools grades K-12.

Grounds beautification competition that challenges schools to improve their surroundings by first cleaning up then beautifying with anything from plantings to murals or garden art.  The “Go Green” category allows schools to showcase projects related to the environment – recycling, clean ups, farm to table gardens, etc.  Cash prizes and trophies are awarded.

The Naturalists Know

The Naturalists Know

Memphis Botanic Garden
 
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 
 
Visit with Tennessee Naturalists stationed throughout the Garden to learn about trees, birds, butterflies, and more! Free to members or with paid Garden admission, no reservations necessary. Call 901-636-4119 for more information.

Signs of Spring Walk

Signs of Spring Walk

Memphis Botanic Garden
 
1:30 p.m. 
 
Participants will meet in the visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. Free to members or with paid Garden admission. No reservations needed. Walk will be cancelled in case of rain. Additional dates: May 15.

Brown Bag: Low Maintenance Fruits and Berries for the Homeowner

Brown Bag: Low Maintenance Fruits and Berries for the Homeowner 

12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. 
 
Memphis Botanic Garden
 
Join Bill Colvard for this crash course on growing fruits and berries in the home landscape. The talk will focus on cultivation, including selection of plants, with minimal use of chemicals. Bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelli’s Café at the Garden. Free to members or with paid Garden admission. Registration not necessary. Call 636-41oo for more information. 

Memphis Botanic Garden Tram Tours

Garden Tram Tours 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Presented by International Paper as part of Earth Month at the Garden. Every Friday in April, our knowledgeable guide will be available for short tram tours, with environmental tips and other fun facts about the Garden. The tram will leave the tram bed approximately every 20 minutes. Free to members or with paid Garden admission.  No reservations required.

V&E Artwalk

V&E Artwalk

Saturday April 23, 2016

 

The fifth annual V&E Artwalk will feature 70 artists from the Greater Memphis area selling their crafts. It will also include a silent auction, large children’s area, local musicians, exciting food options, craft beer, wine and soft drinks.  The Artwalk is sponsored by Midtown’s V&E Greenline and will take place Saturday April 23, 2016 from 11:00 to 6:00 at 1625 Tutwiler Ave on the V&E Greenline. For further information, see VEGreenline.org

Shelby Farms Earth Day 5K

Earth Day 5K
04/17/2016, 2:00 PM TO 4:00 PM
 
Contact: Natalie Wilson nwilson@shelbyfarmspark.org 901.222.7267
 
Description:
Celebrate going green at the fourth annual Earth Day 5K! After the race, runners are invited to participate in a tree planting at Shelby Farms Park or to take one of the saplings home to green up their community. 
 
Pre-registration (online only): $25 | Race Day Registration: $30
 

11th Annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium featuring Chad Pregracke

Hear Chad Pregracke, founder and president of Living Lands & Waters and 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, speak at the 11th Annual Gerard A. Vanderhaar Symposium at Christian Brothers University. "From the Bottom Up" is the story of Chad's mission to clean America's rivers. 

April 21 at 7:00PM

University Theater, CBU Campus, 650 East Parkway South, Memphis

Memphis Blight Elimination Summit

Please plan to attend the Memphis Blight Elimination Summit on March 17th from Noon to 4:30 p.m. We plan to gather at the University of Memphis Law School to celebrate the release of the Memphis Blight Elimination Charter and Action Plan, and to highlight the many cutting edge programs and projects underway in Memphis.  For the first time, Memphis and Shelby County’s civic, government, and grassroots leaders will unite in a  coordinated campaign to clean up the blighted properties that diminish the quality of life in all of our neighborhoods. 

Master Gardeners Spring Fling

Master Gardeners Spring Fling at the Agricenter. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free garden expo sponsored by Memphis Area Master Gardeners, featuring lectures, demos, children's activities, plant and garden vendors. For more information, visit memphisareamastergardeners.org/sfling.htm or call 901-752-1207.

Master Gardeners Spring Fling

Master Gardeners Spring Fling at the Agricenter. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Free garden expo sponsored by Memphis Area Master Gardeners, featuring lectures, demos, children's activities, plant and garden vendors. For more information, visit memphisareamastergardeners.org/sfling.htm or call 901-752-1207.

Tree Planting (WRC & SFPC)

Join the Wolf River Conservancy's biggest volunteer event of the year, sponsored by International Paper and FedEx. The 11th Annual Tree Planting promises to be a fun-filled event for all ages! This year we will be planting native Eastern Redbud trees and milkweed plants in an effort to establish a butterfly garden along Walnut Grove Road in Shelby Farms Park.

Saturday, March 12th

Shelby Farms Park, Gate 11

We Sustain Shelby

Sign Up Here:

https://wesustainshelby.com/

What does it take to create and maintain a sustainable community? What does it really mean to "go green"? The Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability is dedicated to making it easy for you to actively participate in efforts to make Memphis and Shelby County cleaner, greener, and more efficient. 

Love Blooms at the Garden! (Fundraiser)

Love Blooms at the Garden! During the fall and winter months, Memphis Botanic Garden staff are planting more than 30,000 bulbs in preparation for our spectacular spring flower display. You can support this labor of love with a donation in honor of your Valentine, and we’ll mail your special someone a unique card to let them know they make your heart bloom! $20 sends 1 Valentine card/$50 sends 3 Valentines/$100 sends 8 Valentines.

Brown Bag: Holistic Gardening

February 2. Brown Bag: Holistic Gardening. 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Memphis Botanic Garden horticulturist David Vaughn will discuss ways to incorporate fruit and vegetable production into the home landscape. Some of the topics presented will include permaculture, swales, and cold frames. Bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelli’s Café at the Garden. Free to members or with paid Garden admission. Call 636-4100 for more information or to register.

Garden Design

February 11, 18, and 25. DIY Garden Design. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Join Memphis Botanic Garden’s horticulture staff members Chris Cosby and Nick Esthus to learn the basics of garden design. This three-session course will cover the principles and elements of design, plant selection, site analysis, and drawing a plan to scale. Students will come away with a plan for their personal garden. MBG members $125/non-members $150.

Prepayment due by February 4. Call 636-4128 for more information or to register.

Signs of Spring Walk

Signs of Spring Walk. 1:30 p.m. Participants will meet in the Memphis Botanic Garden visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. Free to members or with paid Garden admission. No reservations needed. Walk will be cancelled in case of rain.

February 21, March 13, April 10, May 15.

Signs of Spring Walk

Signs of Spring Walk. 1:30 p.m. Participants will meet in the Memphis Botanic Garden visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. Free to members or with paid Garden admission. No reservations needed. Walk will be cancelled in case of rain.

February 21, March 13, April 10, May 15.

Signs of Spring Walk

Signs of Spring Walk. 1:30 p.m. Participants will meet in the Memphis Botanic Garden visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. Free to members or with paid Garden admission. No reservations needed. Walk will be cancelled in case of rain.

February 21, March 13, April 10, May 15.

Signs of Spring Walk

Signs of Spring Walk. 1:30 p.m. Participants will meet in the Memphis Botanic Garden visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. Free to members or with paid Garden admission. No reservations needed. Walk will be cancelled in case of rain.

February 21, March 13, April 10, May 15.

Public Input Forum- Transportation Needs of Memphis & the Region

Event hosted by Sierra Club of Memphis:

Come and give your input on the transportation needs of Memphis & the Memphis area- transit, bike lanes, improved sidewalks. There will be a mix of activities- brief presentation, discussions in small break-out groups, summary in front of all attendees, and a paper survey for all to fill out. Your input will go straight to the Memphis Mayor and City Council, and also to the Memphis MPO (Metropolitan Planning Org). 

 January 21, 5:30-7:30pm

 Benjamin Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar

Sustainable Landscape Design - workshop

RSVP by calling the Germantown Parks office:  901-757-7375

$40, a two-session workshop.  Jan 30 & Feb 6 from 9-12.  Includes breakfast. 

Pickering Center, 7771 Poplar Pike. 

Open to the public, you do not have to be a Germantown Resident. 

“The purpose is to introduce homeowners or people interested in home landscape to some alternative methods of design and maintenance for home gardens and landscaping,” Pam Beasley, director of Germantown Parks and Recreation Department, said.

Fairgrounds Walking Tour with Jimmy Ogle

Join Shelby County Historian and tour guide extraordinaire Jimmy Ogle on a walking and talking tour of the Mid-South Fairgrounds. Jimmy will speak on the natural, cultural, architectural and entertainment history of the Mid-South Fairgrounds and also about its present and future.
Meet at the west entrance to the Coliseum. The tour will begin and end at the Coliseum. And don't forget to dress warmly.

The tour is presented by the Coliseum Coalition, Friends of the Fairgrounds, the Orange Mound Parade and Action Committee, and Livable Memphis.  

Memphis Green Drinks

Memphis Green Drinks - (January 19th, 6:30pm- Bar DKDC, 964 Cooper St). The guest speaker will be Steven Sondheim of the Sierra Club who was a delegate at the recent UN COP21 Climate Change conference in Paris. Steven and will share his thoughts on how Green Drinks can support the historic climate change agreement, right here in the Mid-South. Please check http://www.greendrinks.org/tn/memphis for any updates.
 

Soulsville Charrette

The charrette will be held at the Stax Music Academy on Monday, January 11th, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. 

All are encouraged to attend! 

The purpose of the upcoming charrette is to meet community stakeholders, food vendors who want to expand their business, mobile food truck vendors interested in transitioning from mobile vendor to a physical location, artists/musicians who work in the art/music industry that might be interested in artist studio spaces or a co-work space. 

Seed Starting for the Edible Garden

January 5. Brown Bag: Seed Starting for the Edible Garden. 12:00-1:00 p.m. Join Memphis Botanic Garden’s Senior Manager of Gardens Chris Cosby for this crash course on seed starting. Chris will cover the basics of starting seeds with a focus on timing as a biological control, cool season greens, and succession planting. Bring a sack lunch or order a box lunch from Fratelli’s Café at the Garden. Free with Garden admission. Call 636-4100 for more information. Registration not necessary.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling – Take your Christmas tree, wreaths, garlands & greenery to the Christmas tree recycling center located in the south parking lot of the Shelby County Showplace Arena (105 Germantown Rd). Last year 40+ tons of Christmas greenery were collected and turned into mulch. Mulch will be available to the public in the spring.

Municipal Stormwater Conference (Nashville)

The EPA Region 4 and the Southeast Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) are hosting their third annual Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference. Presentations will inform and educate MS4 operators, consultants, contractors and others practicing in the discipline of stormwater management, stormwater quality and erosion and sediment control.

http://www.ieca.org/conference/callpresentations/chaptercfpsubmittal.asp
 

Wolf River Greenway (public meeting)

JOIN WRC TO DISCUSS:
THE PROPOSED ROUTE OF THE WOLF
RIVER GREENWAY THROUGH THE
LUCIUS BURCH STATE NATURAL AREA
The purpose of this meeting is to offer an
opportunity for the public to learn about
how the Wolf River Greenway will travel
through Lucius Burch State Natural Area in
Shelby Farms Park, and for project planners
to hear from the public about their thoughts,
concerns, and ideas. The meeting begins at 5
PM. A formal presentation will take place at

Stormwater Public Meeting

Learn about rain gardens.  Rain Gardens beautiful your school, help the environment and are a valuable teaching tool for students of all ages!  Come to this meeting and see the curriculum that has been developed and let City Stormwater know if your school wants a rain garden. 

RSVP:  636-4349

Boxes dinners served. 

Free Mulch give-a-way

This event starts at sunrise and usually the mulch is gone within a few hours.  Bring your proof of residence.

In commemoration of America Recycles Day, the City of Memphis Division of Public Works – Bureau of Solid Waste Management will provide free mulch for Memphis residents.

Livability 2040 public meetings

You are invited to attend public meetings to review the Livability 2040 Regional Transportation Plan that will guide future transportation investments in our region's roads, buses, bicycle lanes, and sidewalks. 

Nov 16, 5:30-6:30pm. Bartlett City Hall, 6400 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN

Nov 17, 11:30am-12:30pm.  DeSoto County Administration Building, 365 Losher Street, Hernando, MS

Nov 17, 5:30-6:30pm.  Hickory Hill Community Center, 3910 Ridgeway Road, Memphis, TN

www.livability2040.com 

Resilient Shelby public meetings

Join Shelby County Government for an upcoming public hearing on the county's application to the National Disaster Resilience Competition - a $1 billion federal grant intended to prepare communities for future disasters and improve overall quality of life.

Three public hearings will be held in the month of October in order to present the draft application, activities, and designs for improving resilience in areas hard hit by severe storms and floods in April and May 2011. For more information, visit www.resilientshelby.com.

 

Memphis Botanic Garden Pop-Up Plant Sale

October 3. Memphis Botanic Garden Pop-Up Plant Sale. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Presented by Wright Medical Technology, Inc. This year’s Fall Plant Sale will be a one-day-only event featuring an exclusive collection of plants cultivated in our very own greenhouse nursery. Garden staff and volunteers can guide you on selection and plant care tips. Fall-planted perennial plants, trees, and shrubs perform better during the following growing season than those planted in the spring, so take advantage of the autumn weather and get started on your own home oasis now!

Clean Air Event

On August 22, 2015 community members will gather at the University of Memphis’ University Center, for a lineup of speakers to discuss what air pollution and climate change mean for Memphians’ health, and how the EPA’s new Clean Power Plan (CPP) can help keep Tennessee families healthy and safe by reducing dangerous carbon pollution from power plants for the first time ever.

Nature Walk with the State Naturalist

At the Botanic Garden

September 12. Walk with the Incredible State Naturalist. 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. There is only one official State Naturalist in all of Tennessee…don’t miss this opportunity to walk through the Garden as he shares his stories and expertise. Randy Hedgepath brings a most-unique understanding of the natural

world to his audience.  Free with Garden admission. Call 901-636-4119 for more information.

Gardening 101

At the Botanic Garden

September 10, 17, 24, and October 1. Gardening 101. 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. From soil prep to pruning and everything in between, MBG horticulturists will teach you all you need to know for successful gardening! MBG members $75/ non-members $100. Class size limited, register early. Call 636-4128 for more information or to register. 

Johnson Park Guided Bird Walk

Johnson Park Guided
Bird Walk
Saturday, October 17
8-10am
WC Johnson Park Boardwalk
The Collierville Environmental Commission
is sponsoring a guided bird
walk on the boardwalk at Johnson
Park. Come and learn to identify some
of the 140+ species that have been
observed in this region. The walk will
be led by members of the Memphis
Chapter of the Ornithological Society.
All levels of birders are welcome; bring

Composting 101: Beginning Home Composting

**Date is now on the 17th***
 
Composting 101:
Beginning Home
Composting
Thursday, September 17
6-8pm
Collierville Burch Library
Ever toyed with the idea of turning
yard waste and food scraps into nutrient
rich soil? The Collierville Environmental
Commission and Collierville Engineering
Division are hosting this free
composting class. Master Gardner,
Carl Wayne Hardeman of Collierville’s
Victory Garden will show you how

Orange Mound Community Bycicle Ride

Revolutions will gather on Thursday, July 30 at the Revolutions Bike Gate (100 S. Cooper St), at 6:15 and roll out no later than 6:30. They'll meet up with neighbors and, after some introductions, ride around Orange Mound for an hour or so. Then head back to Revolutions. And please remember that helmets are required on all Revolutions sponsored rides.
 

Neighborhood Meeting: Stormwater Master Plan for Windermere Basin

Join the City of Memphis Division of Engineering for this public meeting.  
The purpose of the Master Plan is to identify potential solutions for flooding and drainage issues. 
 
 
Meeting Goals:
   Provide information about the project
   Gather input about drainage and flooding problems you experience
 
Options for Meeting Times
Thursday, July 30, 2015
6:00 -8:00 pm
or

McKellar Lake Clean up

Memphis River Warriors America Recycles Day Cleanup

Sponsored by Memphis City Beautiful and the University of Memphis

Saturday, November 14, 2015

10AM – Noon

Meet at McKellar Lake (corner of Jack Carley Causeway and West Trigg Ave) and tackle the trash on the banks.

Bioworks: Free environmental Job Training and placement assistance

Weekly Information Sessions
Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
 
Through the Memphis Clean and Green Job Training Program, FREE job training and placement assistance are available for eligible unemployed, under-employed or dislocated City of Memphis residents interested in the following occupations:
  • Environmental Technician
  • Emergency Response Technician
  • Energy Auditor
  • Abatement Specialist
  • Construction
 
Memphis Bioworks Foundation

Family fun hike (Shelby Farms)

Led by a Shelby Farms Park Interpretive Docent, these family fun hikes are great educational recreation for adults and children of all ages! Reservations are not required, but donations are appreciated.

Please remember your walking shoes, appropriate outdoor clothing, and water bottles! Due to the tripping hazard, please leave your pet at home.

Please meet at the Shelby Farms Park Visitor Center. 

National Trail Day of Service (Shelby Farms)

June 6, 2015 

National Trail Day of Service

8am - 10am

Shelby Farms Park, Memphis, TN 38134

Come help us take care of the park! We have 6.5 miles of urban trail, and we rely on thousands of volunteers each year to keep Shelby Farms Park + Shelby Farms Greenline clean, green and safe.

For more information or to submit a volunteer application, contact Irene Montanez, Volunteer Coordinator at imontanez@shelbyfarmspark.org or 901.222.7266.

May 28 – Bikes on Broad

May 28 – Bikes on Broad

The City of Memphis is participating in a national competition with other US cities to determine which city is the best for everyday bicycle riding. The measure of this quality is being determined using a little bit of whimsy – counting people doing everyday things on their bikes. The City has chosen to conduct the counts along Broad Avenue between Tillman Street and Hollywood Street where a newly paved section just received a two-way cycle track as part of the ongoing Hampline construction.

Women’s Bike Chat

May 17 – Women’s Bike Chat

Join Revolutions Bike Co-Op for a chat about bicycles with other women. They’ll be joined, this month, by Suzanne Carlson, Transportation and Mobility Project Manager of the Mayor’s Institute for Excellence in Government. Bring your bike so that, if the weather is nice, you can take a short ride, together. All Revolutions sponsored rides require helmets. www.revolutionsmemphis.com

Bike Month: Monthly Maintenance Clinics

May 6 – Outdoors Inc. Monthly Maintenance Clinic

Bring your bike to Outdoors, Inc. (833 N. Germantown Pkwy) from 6:00pm-7:00pm for a hands-on class teaching basic principles of bike maintenance including washing your bike, lubricating your chain, removing your wheels, changing flat tires, adjusting your brakes, and advanced shifting techniques. The clinic is free and open to the public. www.outdoorsinc.com

Bike The Planet Monthly Maintenance Clinic

May 2 – Bike The Planet Monthly Maintenance Clinic

Bring your bike to Bike The Planet (8500 Wolf Lake Drive, Suite 105, Bartlett, TN) from 4:00pm-5:30pm for a hands-on class teaching basic principles of bike maintenance including washing your bike, lubricating your chain, removing your wheels, changing flat tires, adjusting your brakes, and advanced shifting techniques. The clinic is free and open to the public.

Memphis Green Drinks

Memphis Green Drinks - (May 19, 6:30pm).  This month’s guest speaker will be Bobbi Wells from FedEx Express who will provide an update on their “Fuel Sense” program that saved 334 million gallons of jet fuel since 2007.

This month’s venue is Bar DKDC (964 S. COOPER).

Sustainable Schools

Join CleanMemphis at the Botanic Gardens @ 11:45 am for an event celebrating the Sustainable Schools who took the challenge this year during the pilot phase.  There will be displays on what each school did. 

If you're interested in your school getting involved this would be a great opportunity. 

 

Cycle the Greenway (Fundraiser)

Cycle the Greenway

Fundraiser for the Wolf River Greenway

The Memphis Orthopaedic Group proudly presents the 2015 Wolf River Conservancy's "Cycle the Greenway" on Saturday, June 6th. There will be three distances available of 27, 39 and 55-miles for all skill levels; including three SAG stops. 

 

Saturday June, 6th

7:30 AM - Ride Begins for All Distances

10:30 AM - Refreshments Provided

Stormwater Public Meeting

Join the City of Memphis Stormwater Department at Bass Pro for their semi-annual public meeting. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 
Speakers:
Tasha King-Davis, P.E. City of Memphis
Dr. Dan Larsen, University of Memphis
Robert Todd, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Stormwater hotline: 636-6721

Healthy in a Hurry: El Amigo Supermarket Launch Event

FREE.

Healthy in a Hurry: El Amigo Supermarket Launch Event

(1 pm - 3:30 pm) 

Health Innovation YMCA and the Memphis CDC REACH Team invite you to the neighborhood reintroduction launch event for their pilot healthy convenience store celebrating El Amigo Supermarket as it begins to offer healthier options. 

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Opening Remarks: 1:00 pm

Food Cooking Demonstrations: 1:30-3:30 pm

Place:

El Amigo Supermarket

987 Berclair Road

Memphis, TN 38122

GrowMemphis Annual Garden Party

You are invited to the GrowMemphis Annual Garden Party on Sunday, June 14th from 2pm - 6pm at High Cotton Brewing Co. Taproom.

Tickets are just 25$ for a fun family friendly afternoon featuring local garden grown food and drinks, live music, raffle, and silent auction.

Sponsorship opportunities available; to learn more about available sponsorships email carole@growmemphis.org

Buy tickets here:  http://growmemphis.org/ 

 

University of Memphis Earth Day

 University of Memphis Earth Day – (Apr 16, 10-2pm).  Join students at the Oasis Garden (east of the UC near Zack Curlin parking garage). 

April 16, Thursday, 10-2pm.  In the TIGUrS Urban Garden behind the Roane Fieldhouse

Variety of events like yoga and Zumba, bike safety, live music, and vendors! 

‘What’s In Your Water?’ Watershed Challenge

What's in Your Water? Healthy Watershed Challenge 

Power Center Academy and the Grizzlies Team Mentors with Clean Memphis

The event will be held March 28 from 9:45 until Noon at Habitat for Humanity on Winchester and Riverdale Bend.  Volunteers will be cleaning an around around Nonconnah Creek that has been plagues by litter.  Mayor Wharton will be joining the 8th grade boys from PCA in the call to action to create a clean and healthy Nonconnah Watershed.

Architecture Lecture: No Place Like Utopia

William R. Eubanks Distinguished Lecture Series

 

No Place Like Utopia

Katherine Lambert, Principal at MAP Architects, San Francisco CA

 

When and Where:

Thursday, 2 April (event opens at 6:00pm with lecture from 6:30-7:30pm, reception following lecture)

Fogelman Executive Center, Room 123, University of Memphis (parking available in adjacent parking garage)

The lecture is free and open to the public.

 

Bio:

Reading Flash Mob @ Overton Park

Join Literacy Mid-South in Overton Park on Saturday, March 21 for their second annual Reading Flash Mob.  Bring the family, a book, and snacks and join other readers on the lawn from 11am-1pm.  This event is free and open to the public.  Bring a blanket, some lunch, and a great book and help us cover the park with readers.  Literacy Mid-South will also have free books on hand to give away to kids!

Rain date is March 27th from 10:00am-1:00pm

Memphis Botanic Garden - Earth Month

April 1-30. Earth Month at the Garden! Presented by International Paper. In the spirit of Earth Day’s “Think Globally, Act Locally” motto, the Garden is celebrating throughout the month, with activities to engage and educate, eco-friendly family fun, green-themed special events, and more! Take a Conservation Hike to learn simple ways you can green-ify your lifestyle. Pick up natural tips for your home at our Environmental Playhouse. Take a Tree Tag Trek to see how the Mid-South’s beautiful trees bring real monetary value to our community.

Tennessee Naturalist Walk @ MBG

April 26.

Tennessee Naturalist Walk.

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Presented by International Paper as part of Earth Month at the Garden. As you walk through the Garden, watch for TN Naturalist stations to learn fun facts and tidbits about local flora and fauna, including some you may find in your own backyard. Free with Garden Admission; no reservations necessary. For more information, call 901-636-4119.

Signs of Spring Walk @ MBG

April 12. Signs of Spring Walk.

1:30 p.m.

Participants will meet in the Botanic Garden visitor’s Center and then walk the beautiful grounds of the Botanic Garden with Master Gardener, Judith Hammond. Free with Garden admission. No reservations needed. Walk will be cancelled in case of rain.

Garden Tram Tours

April 3, 10, 17, 24.

Garden Tram Tours at the Botanic Garden

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Presented by International Paper as part of Earth Month at the Garden. Every Friday in April, MBG's knowledgeable guide will be available for short tram tours, with environmental tips and other fun facts about the Garden. Free to members or with paid Garden admission.  No reservations required.

TDEC Sustainable Transportation Awards & Forum

Registration

May 7, 2015

Memphis Central Station, 545 South Main Street

Agenda

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.                                     Registration and Refreshments

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.                                   Welcome, Introductions, and Opening Comments- Exercise to develop a shared vision of Sustainable Transportation

Flower Show & Project Green Fork

Zone IX Flower Show & Project Green Fork – (Apr 15, 2-5pm).

April 15 from 2-5 at the Memphis Botanic Garden the Zone IX (covering parts of TX, LA, AR, MS, and TN) Flower Show hosted by The Memphis Garden Club and The Little Garden Club will display divisions in Floral Design, Horticulture, Photography, and Botanical Arts, as well as a conservation exhibit showcasing Project Green Fork as a model for other communities in restaurant sustainability. 

This event will strive to be zero-waste.