Your Green Week Ahead: Aquaponics Class, Folk Concert, and a Habitat Talk

[Ozone Meeting] Friday, September 4th from noon to 1pm the Austin Environmental Democrats are holding their monthly meeting at El Mercado Restaurant South. Pharr Andrews, air quality control manager for the City of Austin, will be speaking about the regulations, science, and history behind ozone pollutionMore info>>

[Festival] Saturday, September 5th from 9am to 11:30pm is the Sun Splash Moon Dance in Llano. There will be swimming, paddle boarding, and kayaking in the Llano River, as well as dancing and live musicMore info>>

Brite Ideas is hosting a free aquaponics class on Saturday.[Aquaponics Class] Saturday, September5that noon Brite Ideas is hosting a free “Resourceful Aquaponics for Off-Grid Production” class at its store on South Congress Avenue. Students will learn how to use local resources when building aquaponics systems in remote places. Humanitarian projects and homestead sustainability will be emphasized. More info>>

The "Give a Folk" concert is on Saturday.[Concert] Saturday, September 5th from 6pm to 10pm in.gredients is hosting the “Give a Folk Benefit Concert” in support of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance. The BBCA is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the Big Bend region as one of the last great, unspoiled places in Texas. The entrance fee is a suggested $10 donation to the BBCA and the event will feature live music and drinks. More info>>

The Travis County Beekeepers Association is having its monthly meeting on Tuesday.

[Beekeeping Meeting] Monday, September 7th from 7pm to 9pm the Travis County Beekeepers Association is holding its monthly meeting at the Zilker Botanical Gardens. Topics of discussion will include the biology of the honey bee and how to attract bees to the garden. The meeting is free and open to the public. More info>>

The Colorado River Alliance is hosting a volunteer open house on Tuesday.[Volunteer] Tuesday, September 8th from 10:30am to 11:30am the Colorado River Alliance is hosting a volunteer open house at the LCRA Redbud Center on Lake Austin Boulevard. Attendees will learn about the many volunteer opportunities available with the Colorado River Alliance, including running their educational science program. This is the perfect event for anyone who wants to help Austin take care of its precious water resourcesMore info>>

[Gardening Class] Tuesday, September 8th from 6pm to 8pm the Sustainable Food Center is hosting a “Building Healthy Soil” class at its headquarters on East 17th Street. Students will learn how to build rich, living soils that are ideal for growing vegetables and herbs. The class costs $15 and there are a limited amount of spots available so tickets should be purchased in advance. More info>>

The next Sierra Club meeting is on Tuesday.[Conservation Talk] Tuesday, September 8th at 7pm the Sierra Club is holding its monthly meeting at Scholz Garten. The topic of discussion will be the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in 1992 to conserve habitat for two endangered songbirds (the golden-cheeked warbler and the black-capped vireo), and to preserve Texas Hill Country habitat for numerous other wildlife species. The meeting is free and open to the public. More info>>


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