• January 25, 2022
 Cultivate Examines Pollution, Food, Plants, CO2 Levels

Cultivate Examines Pollution, Food, Plants, CO2 Levels

The quarterly Cultivate Forum on local food systems and sustainability will feature three speakers and a short film this Thursday evening.

Cultivate, sponsored by the El Paso Community Foundation, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. The April Forum will feature:


  • “Air Pollution Data Mapping” — By Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller of Agency Architecture, and assistant professors or architecture with Texas Tech University’s College of Architecture El Paso campus.


  • “Food Technology Outreach with Young People: Principles and Success Stories from the EPCC/UTEP STEMGROW Program” — By Paul Hotchkin, biological sciences instructor, El Paso Community College.


  • “Native Plants of the Chihuahuan Desert and the FloraFEST 2018 Native Plant Sale” — By John White, garden curator of the University of Texas at El Paso’sCentennial Museum & Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.


  • Message in a Bottle — 15-minute documentary (2005) by Danny Schmidt, narrated by photographer James Balog (Chasing Ice), about efforts to measure rising Co2 levels.

The forum is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in the El Paso Community Foundation Room, 333 North Oregon Street.

Cultivate is a project of the El Paso Community Foundation.  Call 915-533-4020 or email gwilliams@epcf.org for more information.

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