Saturday, March 31, 2012

Back to Eden

One of the things we can do to live more sustainably is to grow at least some of our own food. I have been harvesting my spinach this morning and came across this full-length documentary (1 hour 43 minutes), Back to Eden, you can stream for free on organic gardening.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Compost Giveaway

One can never have too much compost. I have three compost bins, and we bought 2 truckloads of compost this past weekend. We can still use more.

If you need compost, the City of Wichita Falls spring compost give-a-way is April 7, 9 AM - 3 PM. If you participate in the City's Wednesday recycling program, you can receive a free load of compost at the Wichita Falls Organics Facility at 10984 Wiley Road. You will be asked for a copy of your water bill showing the $3 recycling charge.

The compost will be loaded for you. There is a limit of one pickup truck or one 4x8 trailer load per person. You must bring a tarp to cover your load. Workers will not load commercial dump trucks or trailers.

For more information, call 940-761-7977.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sierra Club Meets Saturday

The Red River Sierra group meets this Saturday, March 17 at noon, at El Diablo's Burritos at 4214 Kell Blvd. Topics for the meeting include the upcoming EcoFair and outings.

If weather permits, the group will do a litter pickup following the meeting, so dress appropriately.

Not a member of the Sierra Club? No worries. There will be internet available during the meeting--you can join online right there.

By the way, in addition to the new website, the group also has a group page on Facebook--just search for "Red River Sierra Club" and keep up with all of the local happenings.

This Saturday is very busy, with a clean up at Lake Arrowhead State Park and for me, a League of Women Voters consensus meeting, so if you can't come, be sure to get connected through the website, the facebook page or right here.

River Bend Reuse Garage Sale

River Bend Nature Center will be  holding its annual Reuse Garage Sale March 22 - 24. If you have items to contribute, you can drop them off beginning on the 19th. For more information, follow the link.

Last Chance Texas Master Naturalist Spring Training

The Texas Master Naturalist spring training class in Wichita Falls needs a minimum of 10 people to go. As of today, six have registered. If you want to take part in these classes and haven't registered, the deadline has been extended to Tuesday, March 13. Contact the Inland Fisheries office to register at 940-766-2383. If we don't get another 4 people tomorrow, the class will be cancelled.