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BCC students offer free workshops for living a sustainable life this fall

The student club, Seeds of Sustainability, begins the new school year with a second run of free, do-it-yourself, sustainability workshops that are open to the community. The events take place Wednesdays from 2-3 p.m., in Room E201 on the BCC Fall River Campus.

These engaging workshops combine hands-on fun with sustainable, self-reliance. Learn how to make your own non-toxic, laundry detergent out of common, inexpensive materials. Other events include a lesson in brewing popular kombucha teas, and a home-garden, seed swap, just to name a few.

The organization, in its second year of operation, aims to support local, organic agriculture and to foster sustainable living practices throughout the college, and surrounding community.

For more information, contact James Corven, 508.678.2811, ext. 3047

Edible Useable Walk
You can eat that?! Join us on a walk, identify plants and even find out what they taste like. Make foraging safe and fun!

Wednesday, September 19
2 – 3 p.m.
E101

Putting Food By
Tis the season to preserve your harvests! Join us on an introduction on how to preserve your goodies! Canning, freezing, & drying fresh produce.

Wednesday, September 26
2 – 3 p.m.
E101

All Things Fall!
It’s getting colder so what is there to do in the garden? Plenty. Fall is here and our gardens need some care to be ready for spring. Learn the benefits to mulching, planting cover crops and making your own fertile compost.

Wednesday, October 3
2 – 3 p.m.
E101

Seed Swap and Seed Saving Workshop
A group of us will talk about the pros and cons, the ins and outs of saving your own seeds. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own harvest of seeds from their own gardens. Homemade seed packages will be provided for anyone willing to make some swaps.

Wednesday, October 10
2 – 3 p.m.
E101

Compost Teas
This won’t be your typical tea party. Compost teas have multiple benefits for plants and for soil fertility. A basic intro in how to easily brew your own.

Wednesday, October 17
2 – 3 p.m.
E101

Raw Foods & an Intro to Seed Sprouting
What are the benefits of eating unprocessed and uncooked foods? Are there downsides to it? Listen to this interesting lecture from a participant in the raw food diet. We will also have a show and tell on the simple art of seed sprouting from a jar. Sprout tasting and free samples will be given!

Wednesday, October 24
2 – 3 p.m.
E101

Permaculture 101
Permaculture is a branch of ecological design and ecological engineering which…ok never mind that. Get introduced to an exciting new field of agriculture that will make you rethink your backyard!

Wednesday, October 31
2 – 3 p.m.
E101

Make Your Own Laundry Detergent and Household Cleaners
Forget retail, save money learning how to make your own laundry detergent using common and inexpensive materials. In addition, how to replace toxic household products with effective and common ingredients will be discussed.

Note: Bring a plastic bottle! Free detergent will be given for all!
Wednesday, November 7
2 – 3 p.m.
E101

An Intro to Water Kefir & Kombucha Teas
What if water kefir? Kombucha what now? Learn how easy it is to brew your own teas and reap in the health benefits! Sample grains of kefir will be provided!

Wednesday, November 28
2 – 3 p.m.
E101