Tuesday 12 August 2014

EcoSask News, August 12, 2014

Franklin's Gull

Composting/Soil Quality Workshops, Aug 11, 13, 14
Larry Mullen, Head Composter, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council, will be hosting a composting and soil quality workshop from 6:30-7:30 pm, August 11, 13, and 14 at CHEP’s Railside Community Garden at 222 Avenue K South. The garden employs drip irrigation and various composting methods.

Solar Power Chat, Aug. 20 (Regina)
Ken Compton, local wind and solar installer, will answer questions about solar voltaic energy systems for home, business, and co-housing ventures at 7 pm, August 20, at Nature’s Best, Regina (co-hosted by Nature’s Best and Prairie Spruce Commons).

Nature Sask Fall Meet, Sept. 19 & 20
Nature Regina and the Lumsden Valley Community Association will be hosting Nature Saskatchewan’s Fall Meet on September 19 and 20, 2014. The meeting will feature Friday evening at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and Saturday field trips to Nature Conservancy of Canada sites in the Qu’Appelle Valley.

Sustainable Gourmet, Sept. 27
The Saskatchewan Environmental Society is holding their 9th annual fundraising dinner on September 27 at the Saskatoon Club. The Sustainable Gourmet dinner features local food prepared by local chefs.

David Suzuki, Oct. 26/27
David Suzuki will be in Saskatoon (October 26) and Regina (October 27) as part of the Blue Dot tour. Check out the Blue Dot website for more information.

Field Trips
Young Naturalists
August 15, 1 pm – Grasslands Hike at Northeast Swale (space is limited; register in advance)

Golden Eagles
Aug. 21, 7:30 am – Warblers & Veggies (organic vegetables for sale)
Aug. 28, 7:30 am – Nature Conservancy Land

Other Nature Society Field Trips
Aug. 23, 10:30 am – Forestry Farm Park Birding
Sept. 6 – Fall Bird Count

Check the Saskatoon Nature Society’s website for full details (e.g. some trips require rubber boots, others will be cancelled if the weather is bad).

Green Guerilla Sustainability
Brie Bennett is offering a closer look at environmental sustainability in Regina on her Green Guerrilla website. Brie is the Waste Minimization Specialist for the City of Regina and a graduate of the School of Environment and Sustainability.

Alt Art Depot
Looking for art supplies? Why not check out the Alt Art Depot, an alternative art supply and materials shop that supports upcycled art with recycled materials.

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