7th Annual Trashion/ReFashion Show
Sunday, April 10th, Buskirk Chumley, 7:00-9:00pm. Join us for another great year of creative reuse and recycling with outfits made from discarded materials (trashion) and reused clothing (refashion). More information available at www.bloomingtontrashion.org.
CSL Annual Celebration: Open House at the Center for Sustainable Living Office
Saturday, July 9th, Members, allies and friends are invited to an open house and meeting on July 9th. At 10 am there will be a gathering in and report from the
ShareFest returns in the summer of 2016. Join us for a day of sharing, celebration, food and music as well as workshops on rain barrels, lending libraries, and seed swapping. We will finish with Bloomington’s biggest potluck.
Wildlife Habitat Stewards Training
Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. January 21-March 10, Karst Farm Park Commons: Save a place for wildlife in your own backyard! Learn about local wildlife species and how to provide food, water, shelter, and places to raise young.
Habitat Stewards who complete this training are certified as volunteers of the National Wildlife Federation and work on projects in their communities to enhance wildlife habitat and educate other people about how to preserve or restore habitat. Previous projects of the local group have included rain barrel workshops, constructing rain gardens, composting classes, and work days. Register at Monroe County Parks and Recreation, 501 N. Morton St. Suite 100 or call 812-349-2800. Cost is $50 or $75 for people sharing a household.
February 5-7, 19-21; March 4-6, 25-27; April 8-9, 29-May 1. This course gives you the foundation for working with permaculture design. Whether you want to live more in harmony with natural order, create a resilient home system or farm, or build a regenerative community this course will prepare you to step in. The course covers more than the 72 hour curriculum established by the International Permaculture Convergence in 1982 and is taught by one of the most experienced teaching teams in the country.
Eat Your Weeds
Wednesday, 3/30, 6:30-8:30 pm, Hilltop Gardens (2367 E. 10th St.). Celebrate sturdy weeds volunteers! Many of our weeds in North America were brought from Europe by immigrants for their value in cooking and healing. This class will look at the benefits of select weeds to your eco-system and how weeds can benefit your health. Tasty recipes for edible varieties will be shared with the class. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods, the Center of Sustainable Living, and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University. Register here: www.bloomington.in.gov/communitygardening. Cost: $13 in-City, $15 non-City
Companion Plants and Strong Guilds
Tuesday 4/5, 6:30-8:00 pm at Hilltop Gardens. This workshop will look at the benefits of companion planting and situating plants relative to others, both annual and perennial, in the garden or landscape for maximum benefit and production. We will look at traditional, permaculture, and biodynamic approaches to encourage health and fertility in your setting. Co-sponsored by Bloomingfoods, the Center for Sustainable Living, and Hilltop Gardens at Indiana University. Register here: www.bloomington.in.gov/communitygardening Cost: $12 in-City, $13 non-City.
EcoReport radio program
Thursdays at 11:00AM on WFHB (91.3FM)
Info & podcasts at http://wfhb.org/news/ecoreport
CSL Monthly Board Meetings
Generally the third Monday of each month, 7pm at the Center for Sustainable Living Building (located at B-line and Grimes)
Please confirm meeting time/location by e-mailing email@example.com (all are welcome).
Bloomington Bike Project Hours
BP1, located at 7th & Madison (on the B-Line)
Wednesdays (Selective): 6-9pm
Thursdays: LADIES NIGHT: 6-9pm
Saturdays: 12-3pm (after the Farmer’s Market)