Sustainable Spring March 21
 
All events take place in our regional training centers, Fridays at 11:30 a.m. following our free, weekly public coffee tastings at 10 a.m.


More information coming soon
Beekeeping
Linda
of Linda's Bees
Urban Food Growing
Jessie Banhazi of Green City Growers
Jessie will join us to give an informal guide to container gardening with a focus on growing your own food organically in an urban environment. Attendees will get seed packets for taking home and planting.
Peterson Garden Project
Peterson Garden Project is an organization committed to teaching people to grow their own food
Vermiculture & Composting
Ben Horner of Counter Culture Coffee and Brooks Composting
Transparency and Sustainability Reports: Let's Talk about Them
Kim Elena Ionescu of Counter Culture Coffee, Karen Dunlap of Rishi Tea, and Paul Chanswankul of Patagonia
A roundtable discussion about sustainable purchasing. They'll talk about how how sustainability is approached and assessed in each of their respective companies, and what role reports play in shaping that.
CSA: what is it, why is it important?
Casey Spacht of Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative
Casey is an organic farmer and member of LFFC. He will be talking about the perks of Community Supported Agriculture.
More information coming soon

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