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Have a Green Time at Summit April 16

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​Learn organic gardening techniques, how to be an aquaponics farmer, how community gardens can stock a food pantry and much more at the 2014 Sustainability Summit. And there’s a chance you could get extra credit for attending.

The free summit is Wednesday, April 16, at North Lake College in Irving.

Find out about urban sustainable practices and principles from keynote speaker Toby Hemenway. Urban permaculturists like Hemenway are finding novel ways to grow food on city lots. They also are reforming food policy in cities, reducing energy and water use and taking part in the food justice movement.

Register now!

Have Fun While You Learn  

Some of our many workshops and presentations include:

    • “There’s a Slab of Beef in My Lotion?!?” gives you the scoop on what’s in beauty products.
    • Find out how to spread the organic revolution from the kitchen table to the backyard, with alternative ways to care for grass and gardens.
    • Design can be sustainable. “A Womanual for Designers and Change Agents” will tell you how.
    • Can you learn how to run a zero waste event? Yes!

Read summaries of the sessions and biographies of the presenters.

In addition, exhibitors will be on hand to share their exciting green products and services. And there will be a showing of the movie Arise, which presents the story of 13 women in five countries who have initiated environmental projects in their communities, towns and villages.

Lunch is included, but you must register to receive one.

Some professors give extra credit for attending the summit. Ask your professors if they are giving extra credit.

Get Deeper Into Permaculture

On Thursday, April 17, Hemenway will lead a full-day workshop titled "Urban Permaculture: Growing Food, Healthy People and a Just Society in Cities, Towns and Suburbs." The workshop is at North Lake College.

The workshop costs $99, but scholarships for students are available. Contact Iginia Boccalandro for scholarship information.  

Register now for the workshop!