02.15.2012 Volunteering for Club Week

Hey Everyone,

Club week is coming up and we need volunteer to help table our club. If you can help out anytime between 9:00 am to 3 pm (Monday, Feb. 27 thru Thursday, Mar. 1), please an email to soc@pccseedsofchange.com

Free Vegan Food will be provided on Tuesday and Thursday by AS.

Hope to see you there!

02.08.2012 Garden Wildlife Workshop

If You Plant It, They Will Come!

Sunday, February 26, 2012; 1 pm - 3 pm
From lizards and butterflies to hummingbirds and froghoppers, attracting wildlife to your garden is easy and good for the environment too! Whether you’re designing your yard from the ground up, or just want some quick and easy tips to adapt the yard you already have, this workshop will give you the tools you need to make your yard a habitat for local wildlife.

Members $10, Nonmembers $15. Call (213) 763-3433 or e-mail Karen Ewald or kewald@nhm.org to register.

Source: nhm.org

Garden Wildlife Workshop
Courtesy nhm.org


02.05.2012 Beyond Coal

Caltech Net Impact invites Vicki Kirschenbaum from the Sierra Club

Thursday, Feb 9th, 2012 at 7pm, Beckman Institute Auditorium

Food and drinks provided

Event is free and open to the community

Vicki Kirschenbaum has been a volunteer with the Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign for about two years. She is an actress, writer, and solo performance artist who got involved in the campaign because of concerns about global warming.

She will talk about how and why she got involved in the campaign, the good news on the Beyond Coal front across the country, and highlights of the local efforts to get the City of Los Angeles to phase out all coal-fired power by 2020.

Burning coal to make electricity is devastating in so many ways: it causes higher rates of cancer, stroke, and respiratory diseases; it requires billions of gallons of water annually; it is the number one cause of global warming.

Pasadena also gets electricity from the one of the two remote coal-fired power plants that supply Los Angeles; currently Pasadena gets over 60% of its power from coal. Come learn more! Feel free to bring friends.

Beckman Institute is Bldg #74 on the Caltech map:

Our Caltech Net Impact Website:

Source: arroyoseco.org

When: Thursday, February 09, 2012
Where: Beckman Institute, Caltech (MAP)
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Organic Garden 02/03/2012

Pasadena City College’s Organic Garden is full of life. The leeks that we transplanted in October are huge. The vines on our trellis are full of snap peas and beans. We have sunflowers blooming, heads of Amish Deer Tongue, and vines full of tomatoes (we are growing tomatoes in winter). The Swiss Chard are healthy.

Also, check the photo of our first batch of compost.

Organic Leeks

Orgnaic Snap Peas

MarigoldsOrganic Wheat

Amish Deer Tongue

Organic Fava BeansBorage Flowers

Organic Swiss Chard

Sunflower Blossom

Green Tomatoes in Winter

PCC Compost
Courtesy Jason Carman

02.03.2012 Unwasted

Check out this video on zero waste: