All this month, Counter Culture Coffee is holding weekly sustainability workshops at its Graduate Hospital barista-training facility (i.e., right above Ultimo Coffee). The schedule of talks sounds like it should be of interest to anyone concerned with sustainable practices in food and how producers and consumers are connected.
The series kicked off last week with a session on chicken farming with local photographer and urban farmer Neal Santos. The remaining workshops, which take place each Friday at 11:30 a.m., feature experts on composting, beekeeping and pollination, and more.
All workshops are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. (They also hold coffee tastings that are free and open to the public at 10 a.m. on Fridays, so get there early if you want to hit both.)
· March 14 - Composting in the City: Tim Bennett of Bennett Compost will talk about the importance of compost and will be extending a free trial service of BC to new memebers, and a discounted service to those who already have BC.
· March 21 - CSA: what is it, why is it important? Casey Spacht of Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative. Casey is an organic farmer and member of LFFC. He will be talking about the perks of Community Supported Agriculture.
· March 28 - Pollinators: Not Just Bee Business. Paul Dangel. Beekeeper and insect expert Paul Dangel will introduce other key insects (and animals) which are important contributors to pollination and why they are important to our food system.