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The Bernice Garden Farmers Market will open for the season, this Sunday, April 14 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the corner of 15th and Main streets in downtown Little Rock. Shop for fresh locally-produced veggies, fruits, meats, eggs, cheese, and more. Travis McConnell, chef and butcher with the Capitol Bar and Grill, will be cooking up local sausage and sides on his outdoor grill. Click here for more information about the market and its opening day.
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Are you interested in energy conservation, national service, and making a difference in your community? The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is accepting applications for Energy Corps Arkansas AmeriCorps positions. Energy Corps AmeriCorps members provide hands-on energy assistance, energy education, and community energy strategic planning and development activities to disadvantaged populations through partnerships with a variety of community volunteers and entities including non-profit organizations, energy agencies, local governments, and public institutions. The NCAT is looking for individuals 18 and older who work well in a team environment, can relate to individuals from diverse backgrounds, have sound organizational skills, and … Continue reading
Interested in transit and rail? The Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2013, to gather information from northwest Arkansas citizens who have an interest in an urbanized area north-south corridor “fixed guideway” transit system. The meeting will be an informal drop-in session between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission Office located at 1311 Clayton Street in Springdale, AR 72762. The Northwest Arkansas Transportation Alternatives Analysis is examining the need for and feasibility of a north-south fixed-guideway transit system in Washington and Benton … Continue reading
Join the Bernice Garden for the 3rd Annual Plant and Poultry Swap, this Saturday April 13 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Bernice Garden (corner of 15th and Main streets) in downtown Little Rock. Bring your plants, seeds, pots, books, gardening tools, hens, roosters, chicks, ducks, eggs, and any other feathered friends to swap with fellow neighbors. Don’t forget your appetite! Boulevard Bread Company will be cooking up ribs, chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, BBQ beans, and banana pie. There will be gardening tips, demos, kids’ activities, and live music by Handmade Moments Jazz. Get ready to do … Continue reading
Are you a central Arkansas resident between the age of 16 and 26? Looking for a meaningful summer work? Apply to join the Little Rock Summer of Solutions! During the Summer of Solutions, you will receive training in community organizing and sustainable community development techniques. You will use these skills to demonstrate the promise of energy efficiency, community-based energy, green industry, local food production, and/or smart design. Beyond the concrete skills you learn, Summer of Solutions will be a really fun community-based experience. It is a great chance to grow with, learn from, and work with other incredible young people … Continue reading
Interested in chickens, goats, and other livestock? Check out the Clinton Homesteaders Swap, this Saturday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Clinton Livestock Auction (1050 U.S. Hwy 65) in Clinton. Brought to you by the Heritage Habitat Farms and the Clinton Livestock Auction. Rules: Buy/sell/trade small animals, poultry, plants, and any other farm related supplies. All animals must be leashed, caged, penned, or otherwise under control. Please be respectful, clean up after yourself, and leave nothing behind. If it rains, the swap will take place inside the Auction Barn. A certified chicken inspector will be on hand to inspect all birds … Continue reading
The Certified Arkansas Farmers Market in Argenta will open for the season, this Saturday, April 6 between 7 a.m. and noon at the corner of 6th and Main streets in North Little Rock. Shop for locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, sustainably-raised meats, eggs, pasta, sauces, baked goods, and more. For more information, contact the market at ArgentaFarmersMarket@gmail.com.
April is the Earth Month, and the University of Arkansas is bringing a series of speakers to the campus to discuss preserving resources, protecting the environment and planning for a sustainable future. All three lectures are free and open to the public. The three-day series begins with a lecture by Dartmouth professor Lee Lynd at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, in Giffels Auditorium in Old Main. Lynd is an internationally known expert in sustainable fuel production, particularly the use of cellulose biomass to produce ethanol. This technology, which uses plant and feedstock waste, produces fuel without competing for the food … Continue reading
The Pulaski County Master Gardeners will host a workshop, Native Plants — Our Natural State, on Thursday, April 4 between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Building (2301 S. University Avenue) in Little Rock. The training will consist of classroom instruction and information on native plants including seed saving, pass-along plants, Arkansas Native plants and propagation. The lecture will be followed by a book signing by a noted gardener, Felder Rushing. The New South Nursery will have native plants available for purchase. Cost is $15.00 per person. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the class starts … Continue reading
Celebrate Faulkner County history and future by attracting youth to the important issue of local sustainable food production based in tradition and innovation. Join the 5th Annual Faulkner County Seed Swap and Local Foods Festival, this Saturday, March 30 starting at 1 p.m. at the Faulkner County Museum (801 Locust Street) in Conway. There will be informational and educational booths and demonstrations of traditional sustainable living techniques of Faulkner County and central Arkansas. Schedule of Events: Seed Swap & Museum Open House – 1-3 p.m. Local Foods Festival – 2-7:30 p.m. Live Music 2-7:30 p.m. Cost: Admission to seed swap … Continue reading