'Tiny House' Movement Leader to Speak at Butler
Monday, February 20, 2012
Jay Shafer, author of "The Small House Book" and one of the founders of the tiny house movement, will discuss sustainable living and the design of his tiny houses beginning at 5:30 p.m. March 20 in the Johnson Room as part of Butler University’s Earth Project events.
All Earth Project events are free and open to the public without tickets. For more information, call (317) 940-6506.
Shafer’s talk is the first in a series of spring events planned by the Earth Project, a collaborative effort by Butler faculty and staff members to present programs related to the environment. The spring lineup builds on last fall’s Earth Project schedule, which more than 4,000 people participated in.
More information about each event follows.
Leading the Tiny House Movement: An Evening with Jay Shafer
March 20, 5:30 p.m., Johnson Room, Robertson Hall
Is it possible to live in less than 100 square feet of space? How does my housing footprint relate to sustainability? Come hear Shafer discuss how it’s done.
Wes Jackson: Consulting the Genius of Place
March 29, 7:30 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room
Wes Jackson, president of The Land Institute, founded The Land Institute in 1976 to develop an agricultural system with the ecological stability of the prairie and a grain yield comparable to that from annual crops. Smithsonian named him one of "35 Who Made a Difference" and Rolling Stone included him in its 2009 list of “100 Agents of Change.”
Fermenting the Fruits of the Earth
April 5, 5 p.m., Johnson Room, Robertson Hall
This “history of hard cider” event will include a public presentation with the following elements: an overview of the history of cider production; a discussion of local conditions for cider production; a description and results of experiments with different kinds of yeast and different kinds of apples for cider production; and a tasting of the ciders produced.
Apothecary Garden Revitalization Project
April 10, seminar at 11 a.m. in PB156, reception from 11:50-1 p.m. at the Apothecary Garden path
The Butler University Apothecary Garden was originally designed by Ron Howe, a landscape architect, and Barbara Wilde, a designer who has a special interest in medicinal plants. This spring, the garden is undergoing a revitalization with a variety of new medicinal plantings and an artistic bench installation. Come celebrate this restoration with us and hear a talk about medicinal plants and ethnobotany followed by a choir presentation, art installation discussion and reception with light refreshments.
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