Thursday, July 16, 2009

In Living Color! Lawrence Sustainability Network News Announcements!


July 15, 2009

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LSN is an all-volunteer organization
dedicated to learning how to live lightly and sustainably.

Community Announcements

This week, you'll find detailed information on the following events:

July 16: Community Radio Meeting
July 23: LSN Eco-Parents presents Living Vegan and Gluten Free
July 26: VEGLawrence Vegan Potluck
July 30-31: Walking School Bus Workshop in Lawrence

Also Below: Let's Collaborate on Building Sustainability!

* NEW!! Earn a Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Certificate IN LAWRENCE!

* Are you an experienced gardener? The LSN-SLUG is looking for you!

* Contribute to LSN Outreach Efforts


Thursday July 16th, 8 PM
Community Radio Meeting
9th & New Jersey (512 E. 9th Street)
Just North of old stone catering svc. bldg. - beside or across from "Through a Glass Productions"

Lawrence Freenet has been granted the first permit of a two-part FCC permit/license for an FM community radio station in Lawrence. The current goal is to be on the air by March of 2010. The group will be meeting to answer questions, set up various committees including an Executive Committee, Technical Committee, Programming Committee, and a Fundraising Committee. If you're interested in finding out more about it, or in voicing your concerns & priorities, and/or wish to help out -please come by.

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 7PM
LSN Eco-Parents Meeting: Living Vegan and Gluten Free by Jo Ann Farb
Lawrence Public Library

LSN Eco-Parents will pick up on our food theme for the summer with our July meeting. On July 23rd we will have a presentation from JoAnn Farb on living a vegan/gluten-free lifestyle and how our food choices impact our health and the environment (with samples!!).

Questions? email Kim at:


Sunday, July 26, 2009, 4pm

VEGLawrence July Vegan Potluck

801 N. 7th in North Lawrence

The June potluck was at the Carmans’ house, and it worked out so well, Megan offered to have it at her house in July.. We’ll cook out on the grill, so feel free to bring something for the grill if you want to.

Fun, food, and friends: VEGLawrence vegan potlucks are here to provide a way to get together to share friendship, food, recipes, information, and good times. Everyone is welcome.

Find out more at: Meetup and at

Hope to see you there, Judy Carman


Thursday and Friday, July 30-31, 2009, 6-9pm
Walking School Bus Workshop by Steve Petrehn
Lawrence Public Library

Steve Petrehn from Bridging the Gap will be holding a two part Walking School Bus workshop from 6:00 - 9:00 PM on July 30 & 31 at the Lawrence Public Library.

If there is sufficient interest a one day workshop will be held in August during business hours. Please feel free to call me (Amerika) at (979)220-3928, email me at, or find me at if you have any questions. We're also on facebook at


Let's Collaborate!

JCCC’s Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Certificate in Lawrence!

Course information for fall 2009

HORT 245 - Commercial Crop Production, 3 credit hours

This course is designed to familiarize Market Farmers with the plant materials and production of crops grown in the Market Farming industry. This course will help answer questions about varieties of plants to grow, establishment, growth, harvesting and post-harvesting of crop, varieties of plants to grow. Students will become familiar with different marketing options and good record keeping. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.

The course number for this class is: 85382

This course taught by Stu Shafer is designed to introduce students to Market Farming. In this second year of the Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Certificate

Dates/times: Mondays 1-3:50, August 31-December 12th at the JCCC in Lawrence location, Lawrence Centennial School 2145 Louisiana Street. JCCC students use the west entrance.

More on this from an article last year:

More about the certificate:

Most of the classroom courses for the certificate are offered in Lawrence and the practicum is located at the K-State farm at 35230 W 135th St Olathe, KS 66061.

Here is more information about the practicum:

HORT 272 - Sustainable Agriculture Fall Practicum 2 credit hours

Through practical experience complemented by lectures and discussions, students will gain exposure to a broad range of tasks facing the market farmer during the fall and early winter seasons. This includes production and marketing of summer crops, planning, and production of fall crops in high tunnels and open field, and marketing these fall crops. Topics include production planning, planting, integrated crop management, harvest and postharvest practices, marketing through various channels, tools and equipment, soil fertility management, and record keeping. Practicum activities will integrate with other courses in this market farming certificate program. Students will learn both conventional and organic production techniques. Entrepreneurship will be emphasized throughout. 7 hrs. practicum/wk.

Course number for this class is: 85473

Students need to enroll in both classes at the same time. If you have questions about the Farm to Market Farming class, please call Stu Shafer at 785.691.5006. If you have questions about the Lawrence location, please call Loralee Stevens at 913.469.2750 or the site directly at 785.842.1157. If you would like general JCCC information you can always call 913.469.3803 or find additional courses and the admission application

Tuition for JCCC is $84 per credit hour for Kansas residents who live outside Johnson County. Full information about tuition can be found here:


Are you an experienced gardener?
LSN-SLUG, Support for Local Urban Gardeners, is looking for you!
If you are an experienced food gardener, and you would be willing to share your knowledge and skills with others, we have an opportunity for you! Contact us to find out how you can help others start growing food gardens. Please contact Jessi at < >.


LSN's Outreach Committee is looking for ideas
and organizing events related to vital sustainability topics. In the past, we've had presenations on topics ranging from "The Benefits of Herbs", "Local Food Producers & Suppliers", "Renewable Energy Breakthroughs", and much more. If you have a sustainability topic you'd like to learn about, please contact Rich Wenzel at 917-9344 or or Steve Stemmerman at 841-0028.


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