Click here for info on our planned 2-week summer mini-camp for high school students for July 2013!
We currently have 4-5 events each month, usually on Sat. afternoons or Friday nights. [We tend to do enviro-ed or alternative economics events on 1st and 3rd Fridays, 6-8 pm; and how-to/skillshare events on Sat afternoons in the 2-4 pm time slot whenever possible]
See the calendar listings on left hand side of our Home page for upcoming events!
Our enviro-ed events are sometimes free, or they use a suggested donation system, usually in the $5-15 range, and no one is turned away from an event for inability to pay, as long as there is room. A few workshops have set fees, and RSVP is needed for some due to space limits, for more info: email: Sandy at yikes.contact @ gmail.com.
You just missed: the film “What’s on Your Plate?” on school lunches and health; Other events in recent months have included: Intro to Aquaponics, (Piedmont Aquaponics team); Urban Chickens (by Bob Davis), Grey-Water Guerrillas (by Anthony Watts), Sewing skills (by Lakrisha Mauldin) Bee-keeping (by Dave Fruchtenicht), “The Inside Job” - film on the financial melt-down, talk by Jeff Ensminger on NEEM and the Cuba garden model, slides on the SEEDS community garden project, and How Bamboo will Save the World and “The Global Gardener” film on permaculture. Workshops in the last year have included the hazards of natural gas fracking, vermicomposting, film on the mortgage foreclosure crisis, how to grow and breed heirloom tomatoes, talk by Stephen Hren on his “Sustainable Underground” book, dramatic enactment of “Rosie, the Riveter” by Sally Drucker, municipal energy retrofit programs for households, concentrated solar thermal, solar oven making, the “Garbage Warrior” — a film on sustainable building with tires and earth,
This spring and summer we held a series of six Saturday afternoon workshops on rain barrel painting (co-sponsored with Living Social). Other how-to workshops (usually on Saturdays) have included rain barrel making, jewelry upcycling, mask-making, crocheting with plastic bag material (PLARN), aromatherapy and essential oils, composting, pranic healing, journal making, paper-making, a solar oven cook-off, crocheting with T-shirt yarn (TARN), and African drumming.
We also do rain barrel making/painting and water-saving workshops for special groups. These are fun and educational — a great way to introduce sustainability themes to young people.