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Urban Sustainable Gardening: Fall Bed Preparation

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Sat, 07/20/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Gardeners know that they always must be looking well ahead to weather patterns and garden preparations. Everything we plant this year is laying groundwork for the following harvest and seasons. In the July class, we will go over the basics of garden site selection, soil evaluation and fertility, ways to prepare a site for planting, options for building and different soil mixes for raised beds, and the use of soil amendments. We will also cover seed starting and transplanting, as well as local planting dates. Students will actively participate in open discussion and in planting a fall bed.

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PV201eLab: Solar PV Design & Installation Lab

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Sat, 03/02/2013 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

ImagineSolar’s PV201eLAB: Solar PV System Design & Installation Lab is a 1 day (8 hr) hands-on lab where you’ll have the opportunity to work with various solar PV modules and equipment in our state-of-the-art Solar Field Lab.

This workshop is a great tactile addition to our PV201e Online Course.

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Building Your Own Ferro-Cement Rainwater Cistern

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Wed, 02/20/2013 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

We are still in the clutches of a deep drought in Central Texas. Harvesting rainwater is and will always be an excellent way to not only battle the drought but to provide good quality water to your garden and landscape.

Join us to learn how you can build ferro-cement cisterns of various sizes and shapes appropriate for your needs. These rainwater vessels can be simple or sculptural, large or small, and do-it-yourself or professionally built.

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Proper Propagation

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Sun, 02/10/2013 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Hosted by One World Permaculture and Hill Country Natives with Caroline Riley, Mike Wolfert and Colby Stoker.

One of the most amazing things about working with plants and ecosystems is there ability to self replicate and reproduce. With a little help from us, the efficiency and success rates of these behaviors can become astronomical.

This workshop will help you learn how to help plants do what they already strive to do without us, grow and reproduce.

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EcoDistricts: Building Blocks of Sustainable Cities

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Tue, 01/08/2013 - 6:45pm to 8:45pm

EcoDistricts: BUILDING BLOCKS OF SUSTAINABLE CITIES--ROB BENNETT, PRESENTER
When: Tue, 01/08/2013 - 6:45pm
Where:
University of Texas, School of Architecture, Goldsmith Lecture Hall
399 W 22nd St Room 3.120
Austin , TX 78705

EcoDistricts: Building Blocks of Sustainable Cities

The City of Austin Office of Sustainability and the University of Texas Center for Sustainable Development are proud to bring you a presentation by Rob Bennett of the Portland Sustainability Institute (PoSI).

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Sustainability with Hybrid Earthships / Monolithic Domes & Aquapoincs

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Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:00am to Sun, 11/18/2012 - 4:00pm

Learn how to become sustainable, live off-grid, and grow your own organic food.

2-Day Seminar, Saturday and Sunday, 9AM to 4PM each day, in Cedar Creek Tx  

Exact location will be provided when you register.

Seminar will cover:

*Earthship construction based on Mike Reynolds concepts, combined with Monolithic domes using new materials and techniques that drastically reduce cost

*Food production of produce and protein with Aquaponics

*Thermal mass principles

*Cooling with convection draw

*Thermal mass rocket heaters

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Sustainable Business Series: Communication

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Tue, 03/05/2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Small Business Development Program and The Office of Sustainability are hosting another Sustainable Business Series class. The goal is to help small businesses reduce cost, maximize efficiencies, and strengthen marketing by implementing sustainable business practices.

Taught by local topic experts. Attendees will also learn about the City’s new Austin Green Business Leaders program, opportunities to participate and be recognized as a part of the program.

Communication | MAR 5TH

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Sustainable Business Series: Energy-Efficiency

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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Small Business Development Program and The Office of Sustainability are hosting another Sustainable Business Series class. The goal is to help small businesses reduce cost, maximize efficiencies, and strengthen marketing by implementing sustainable business practices.

Taught by local topic experts. Attendees will also learn about the City’s new Austin Green Business Leaders program, opportunities to participate and be recognized as a part of the program.

Energy Efficiency | FEB 12TH
Communication | MAR 5TH

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Sustainable Business Series: Energy-Efficiency

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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

 

Small Business Development Program and The Office of Sustainability are hosting another Sustainable Business Series class. The goal is to help small businesses reduce cost, maximize efficiencies, and strengthen marketing by implementing sustainable business practices.

Taught by local topic experts. Attendees will also learn about the City’s new Austin Green Business Leaders program, opportunities to participate and be recognized as a part of the program.

Energy Efficiency | FEB 12TH
Communication | MAR 5TH

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