Slow Food Austin


Thu, 09/03/2009 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Slow Food Austin's September 3rd Slow Session introduces you to making great cheese at home. Led by cheese-maker and teacher Scott Evans of Austin Homebrew Supply, this session will cover the basics of home cheese-making, offer a bit of cheese history, and discuss sourcing ingredients such as raw milk. Scott will bring some of his cheeses to sample and participants will leave with their own starter that can be finished at home. The Session goes from 7-9 p.m. We provide light refreshments; feel free to bring a beverage or snack to share. All Slow Food Austin Slow Sessions are free.

Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour


Sat, 04/03/2010 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

The Funky Chicken Coop Tour, Austin's world famous homage to hens is coming up April 3, 2010 from 10 am to 4 pm. See how the hens can improve your neighborhood!

Join us for the 2nd annual FREE Austin Funky Chicken Coop Tour which will showcase a variety of coops styles and materials around Austin. The tour is open to the public.

Here is a map of the coops. If your neighborhood is not represented, please make sure it is next year!!

9th Annual Fish Cook-off benefiting 1house at a time


Sat, 10/17/2009 - 5:00pm to 10:30pm

There will be fish fresh from the Texas coast, prepared by Mike Frisch, Live Music, Live Auction, Silent Auction, and more! Bring the kids and be ready to have FUN!

See our website for details and to register:

1house at a time is dedicated to financial empowerment for low-income homeowners, community building, and conservation education. We promote self-sufficiency for struggling homeowners through home utility retrofits and renewable energy installations.

Spend lots of time in the shade in your hammock! You can really get a good sense for how nature does things..

Build a chicken tractor for your yard so you can direct the efforts of your chickens.  It keeps them safe and you can get them to clean up areas of weeds or other vegetation by positioning the chicken tractor.

What's a Chicken Tractor?


Permaculture Star Toby Hemenway at BookPeople


Thu, 09/24/2009 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Internationally known permaculture teacher/designer Toby Hemenway, author of the bestselling permaculture book GAIA'S GARDEN, will give a talk and book-signing at BookPeople on Lamar Blvd (across from Whole Foods) on Thursday Sept 24 from 7 to about 8:30 pm. For more about Toby's work, visit his website at

Don't miss this event! Also be sure and catch Toby's keynote speech at the Renewable Energy Roundup on Friday Sept 25 from 4-6 pm.

Light Clay Wall Construction Workshop


Sat, 08/15/2009 - 8:00am to 3:00pm

A one day  Workshop

Light Clay Wall Construction Workshop

Saturday, August 15, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (or later)

Instructor: Gayle Borst, Stewardship, Inc.

Location: 6 miles east of Bastrop, Texas and 3 miles north of Hwy 71

Fee: $75 - Registration required

Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Come and have fun while learning how to build natural walls of light
clay. Light clay, or "Leichtlehmbau", is an ancient European technique

Diamond Way Buddhism Lecture Series


Fri, 08/14/2009 - 7:00pm to Sun, 08/16/2009 - 9:00pm

Join us for two introductory lectures on Diamond Way Buddhism. Come Friday August 14 at 7pm to hear about Buddhist Meditation, or on Sunday August 16 at 7pm to learn more on the Meaning of Refuge in Buddhism. These lectures are open to the public and no experience is necessary to attend. In addition, the center holds public meditation meetings every Sunday and Wednesday at 7pm. For more information visit


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