Saturday, August 04, 2012

Lawrence Sustainability Network, 03 August 202


August 3, 2012

Below you will find more information about the following:

Aug 24: Meeting re city-wide curbside recycling
Sept 5: Permaculture Certification Course
SATURDAYS through Nov. 17: OPEN 7-11am AT 824 NEW HAMPSHIRE
TUESDAYS: 4-6pm  1020 Vermont
4-6pm 1121 Wakarusa Drive

Community Announcements

August 24, 2012  (times below)
Meeting: City-wide Curbside Recycling
City Commission Room, City Hall

The City of Lawrence is considering establishing a city-wide curbside recycling program.  All interested persons are invited to attend the plan development meetings for the establishment of the proposed organized collection service for residential recycling in the City of Lawrence.

The meetings will be held in the City Commission room at City Hall located at 6 East 6th Street on the following dates:
·         Friday, August 24th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

As required by state law, the City of Lawrence will develop a draft plan for establishing an organized recycling collection service during the 90-day period after the adoption of the resolution of intent. Resolution No. 6976 announcing the City’s intent to consider adoption of an organized collection service for residential recycling within the City limits of Lawrence, Kansas was signed by the Mayor on June 12, 2012.  All curbside recycling haulers operating collection services in Lawrence as of the date the resolution was adopted will be invited to participate in the planning of the proposed organized recycling collection service. 

As stated in the Organized Collection Service Act, K.S.A. 12-2036, the plan will:
·         describe in detail the procedures used for development of the plan for organized collection service and compliance with all required notice provisions;
·         evaluate the proposed organized collection plan in regard to the following: achieving the stated goals;minimizing displacement and economic impact to current solid waste collectors; ensuring participation in the decision-making process of all interested parties, including all licensees or other persons operating solid waste or recyclables collection services in the municipality as of the date of the resolution of intent to organize collection in the municipality; and maximizing efficiency in solid waste collection; and
·         provide detailed justification for any tax, franchise or similar fee.

Additional information is available online at

September 5-December 8, 2012
Permaculture Design Certification Course
1709 SW Randolph Ave., Topeka

Kaw Permaculture Fall 2012, 15 Week PDC  – A Certified Course in Permaculture Design.
“As a community we are entering a period of energy depletion and the resulting decline in our global economy. Learn how the sustainability movement known as Permaculture promises to create an ecologically sound and economically viable system which neither pollutes nor exploits our planet.”
Kaw Permaculture and the Kansas Permaculture Institute are proud to announce their 5th Permaculture Design Certification Course.  Classes begin Wednesday, September 5, 6:00 pm to 9:00 and continues weekly until December 8 at The Learning for Life Center, 1709 S.W. Randolph Ave. Topeka, KS.   This course consists of 72 hours of classroom and hands-on field experience leading to a Permaculture Design Certificate from the Kansas Permaculture Institute.
For information on course content, meeting times, other locations, registration, and other workshops, please visit our website at, or e-mail Steve at
Cost for the course is $700. Early registration is $600 before August 4. A limited number of scholarship discounts are available.

 JCCC’s Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Certificate 
or Residential Energy Auditor—start this fall in Lawrence!
Course information for fall 2012
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: 82424
This course taught by Stu Shafer is designed to introduce students to Market Farming.  In this third year of the Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Certificate
Dates/times: Thursdays 9am-11:50am, August 23rd-December 18th at the JCCC in Lawrence location, Lawrence Centennial School 2145 Louisiana Street.
More about the certificate:
Some of the classroom courses for the certificate are offered in Lawrence and some on the JCCC main campus (the K-10 Connector bus leaves from the 19th and Haskell parking lot frequently).
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. Practicum activities will integrate with other courses in this market farming certificate program. 7 hrs. practicum/wk.  The course meets Tuesdays from 1:00pm-2:50pm.  
Course number for this class is: 82480.

If you have questions about the Farm to Market Farming class or the summer 2012 practicum, 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
 Also, the introduction class to the relatively new Residential Energy Auditor (EPRM 120) program will be offered this fall in Lawrence Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:20 starting Sept 13th and ending December 13th.
The course number for this class is 84391.
 If you would like general JCCC information you can always call 913.469.3803 or find additional courses and the admission application at
Tuition for JCCC  is $99.00 per credit hour for Kansas residents who live outside Johnson County. Full information about tuition can be found on the JCCC website.


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

Sustainability requires that we restore biodiversity and environmental health, strengthen relationships within and among human communities, insist on democratic decision-making at all levels of governance, insure social and economic equity for all, promote peaceful conflict resolution, and reorient our aims from growth to stability and justice. It means living within our means today and protecting the interests of future generations. LSN supports the efforts of individuals and organizations that work toward these goals.

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