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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.

Community Foundation’s Cultivate Forum Set for Tonight

The El Paso Community Foundation’s next Cultivate Forum is set for tonight, Thursday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the Foundation Room located at 333 N. Oregon.

The group will have 5 speakers who will present on various topics related to their work in food systems, agriculture, premaculture and sustainability.

Denise Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulture, “Texas A&M AgriLife Extension”

John White, Garden Curator, UTEP Centennial Museum and Gardens, “FloraFEST 2016 Native Plant Sale”

Lois Balin, Urban Biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife, “Texas Wildlife”

Mike Gaglio, Biologist/Managing Member, High Desert Native Plants, LLC, “Water Harvesting”

Brent E. Pearson, Arborist, City of El Paso, “The Benefits of Trees” 

Cultivate is a project of the El Paso Community Foundation. There will be plenty of time for discussion and collaboration after the presentations.

Food will be catered by Chef Michael Ross.

Call 915-533-4020 or email gwilliams@epcf.org for more information.

 

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