Tuesday 28 June 2016

EcoSask News, June 28, 2016

fly (Brachycera?) on flower

Coming Soon
Keep Meewasin Vital, June 29 (Saskatoon) 
Find out how you can support Meewasin Valley Authority as it goes through a provincial funding review at 10 am, June 29, Gabriel Dumont Park.

Marsh Discovery Walk, July 2 (SK) 
Join the Fort Qu’Appelle Nature Society on a marsh discovery walk, 9-10:30 am, July 2.

Afforestation Area Clean-Up, July 9 (Saskatoon) 
The Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is holding a community clean-up on Saturday, July 9, from 8 am to 1 pm. Meet at the South West Off Leash Dog Park on Cedar Villa Road. (supported by an EcoFriendly Action Grant)

Wind & Solar Project Open House, July 11 (Swift Current) 
SaskWind and MiEnergy are announcing a multi-million dollar community wind and solar project in Swift Current at 7 pm, July 11.

Science of Soil Workshop, July 13 (Saskatoon)
Vanessa Young, U of S horticulturalist, will discuss soil types, fertility, microbes, erosion, and more from 6-7:30 pm, July 13, at the Saskatoon Food Bank’s Garden Patch.

Upcoming Events 
Botrychium Workshop, July 14-15 (SK)
The Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan is offering an in-depth workshop for keen botanists on Moonworts (Botrychium) on July 14-15 in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.

Composting Workshops 
Saskatoon’s Compost Coaches are offering a free hour-long workshop on different composting options, including trench composting, mulching, vermicompost, and bokashi fermentation at 7 pm, July 14, at the Cliff Wright Library. Or you can build a compost tumbler at 6 pm, July 20, or a vermicomposting bin at 10 am, July 23, at the Saskatoon Food Bank’s Garden Patch.

Rammed Earth Home Permablitz, July 16 (SK) 
Join the Prince Albert Parkland Permaculture Guild on July 16 to help build a rammed earth home near Christopher Lake.

A full list of upcoming events can be found on the EcoFriendly Sask Calendar

Harvest Unwanted Fruit 
Do you have fruit trees with an over abundance of fruit? Get help with harvesting and share unwanted fruit with others so it doesn’t go to waste. Register your fruit tree online with Out of Your Tree.

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