Archive for March, 2016

Texas State Park Rangers in store April 10th

Texas State Park Ranger Day is Sunday, April 10th from 2-4pm. As part of our April is Texas State Parks Month at Whole Earth, A representative from Texas Parks & Wildlife will be at each of our stores to chat with folks, give pointers on where to go and what activities you can do at our Parks, and pass out literature to help guide you on your next outing. With 90+ Texas State Parks, there is something out there for everyone!Texas Park Rangers will be in our stores as part of our April is Texas State Parks Month. To learn more about the Ranger visit and April is Texas State Parks Month, Click Here.

Whole Earth Celebrates Earth Day 2016

Earth Day 2016

This year marks the 46th anniversary of the first Earth Day in 1970. Traditionally, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd, but here in Texas Earth Day events are scattered throughout the month. Given our name and our love for the planet, Earth Day and Whole Earth Provision Co. are a perfect match. Here are the ways we’ll be celebrating in 2016!

Earth Day Houston 2016


First up – Earth Day Houston on April 16th at a new location, Sam Houston Park, from 11 am to 5 pm. The focus is on the merits of mindful, sustainable living and encouraging Houstonians to do their part to preserve, conserve and enhance the city and the Earth. Live music begins at 11 am with Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl. The event is free and Whole Earth will be there, so please stop by and say hello!

Give 5 to Mother Earth


On Earth Day, Wednesday April 22nd, Whole Earth will donate 5% of the day’s Austin sales to the Give 5% to Mother Earth campaign. The funds will go toward the support of the Hill Country Conservancy, Shoal Creek Conservancy, Austin Parks Foundation, Sustainable Food Center, Pease Park Conservancy, Waller Creek Conservancy, TreeFolks, Texas Campaign for the Environment, and the Friends of Barton Springs Pool. Our North Lamar store will be hosting the kick off for this city-wide event.

Earth Day ATX

Join us at Mueller Lake Park on Saturday, April 23rd, for Earth Day Austin. The event runs from Noon to 7 pm. There will be presentations on greening your home, recycling, climate change, Austin’s green tech future, and the impact of what we eat on the planet. There will also be exhibitors, hands-on activities and, as you would expect in Austin, great music, including Asleep at the Wheel and Ruby Jane. Please stop by our booth for a visit!

Milkweed Seeds for Monarch Butterflies

Southlake & San Antonio

On April 22nd, to celebrate Earth Day at our San Antonio and Southlake stores, we’ll be giving away our Whole Earth reusable blue shopping bags to help you cut down on plastic bags and Milkweed seeds to help make your yard friendly for Monarch butterflies. You’ll find these items at the register, while supplies last.

Earth Day TX


Dallas is home to the largest Earth Day celebration in the state: Earth Day Texas. Running for three days, April 22nd through the 24th, 10 am to 6 pm daily, it has something for everyone and it’s free. NOAA’s Science on a Sphere is back again this year. It’s an animated globe showing Earth’s atmosphere, weather, oceans, and land demonstrating environmental trends and human impacts as well as super storms and today’s weather. We’re also looking forward to the Green Library, Lego Build for Change, a Tiny House village and so much more. There’ll be exhibits, speakers, films, the Eco-Expo and lots and lots of music including an appearance by Michael Martin Murphy. The National Park Service will be celebrating their Centennial year with special events throughout the weekend. We’ll be there too. Hope to see you!

Cuba: The Road Less Traveled at San Antonio

Cuba: The Road Less Traveled at San Antonio

Tuesday, April 5th at 7pm – Quarry Market store

Travel restrictions to Cuba have been eased. While it’s still not possible to visit the island solely for the beaches, food, music and cars, with planning, you’ll be able to experience them first-hand. Hostelling International’s Al Martinez will tell you how to plan your adventure to this special place in his talk Cuba: The Road Less Traveled at our San Antonio store on Tuesday April 5th at 7pm.

Taxi stand in Havana Cuba. Photo courtesy Holland Jones

Taxi stand in Havana Cuba. Photo ~ Holland Jones

Al Martinez was born in Havana, Cuba. In 1962, his parents sent him to live in the US and arrived themselves, three years later. Al has lived in a handful of US cities as well as Puerto Rico before becoming a Texas resident of 36 years. He received a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Bachelor in Arts in Photojournalism from the University of Texas in Arlington. Now retired, Al has traveled for business or pleasure to 55 nations, territories, and dependencies as well as 38 US states and 5 Canadian provinces. He first returned to Cuba to visit family in 2002 after a 40 year absence and has since visited again in 2008 and 2012. He is excited to share insights and travel tips through his presentation Cuba: The Road Less Traveled.

We hope you’ll join us for this timely presentation on travel in Cuba and take the first steps on a great adventure.