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    • 2018-05-26
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Build and Take Home a Johnson-Su Composting Bioreactor: 

    Compost More Materials and Help Your Plants

    Cost: $15-20, Bioreactor Included

    At this workshop, you can build and take home a Johnson-Su Composting Bioreactor! This composting system, developed by local scientists Dr. David Johnson and Hui-Chun Su Johnson, is entirely aerobic, so it doesnt need to be turned, saving a lot of time and mess. In additional benefits, the bioreactor cultivates aerobic microbes that can process meats and dairy products without odor or pest issues, and the aerobic microbes that grow in the compost are the same microbes that grow in the top several inches of healthy soilsmicrobes that have, in many cases, established deeply symbiotic relationships with plants. In greenhouse and field trials, the microbes in the compost have been found to improve seed germination rates when used to coat seeds, improve soil water infiltration and water retention by helping to increase soil carbon content, and increase plant health, plant growth rates, and crop production.

    All of the materials and tools youll need are provided, and a Johnson-Su Composting Bioreactor is included in the price of registration: for a bioreactor two feet in diameter and two feet tall, registration is $20; and for a bioreactor one foot in diameter and one foot tall, registration is $15. If you want additional bioreactors, the materials for a two-foot version are available for $15, and materials for a 1-foot version are available for $10.

    The workshop is facilitated by Jon Simmons, president of Las Cruces Seed Share, and Pat DeSimio, team member for the MESA Project.

    If you would like to learn more about the full-scale Johnson-Su Bioreactors from which the bioreactors at this workshop have been adapted, visit https://mesanm.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/johnson-su-composting-bioreactor-technical-manual-version-1.pdf.

    Cruces Creatives

    205 E. Lohman Avenue

    Las Cruces, NM, 88001

    • 2018-05-30
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Tie-dye with natural indigo and take home a blue and white t-shirt and a flour sack towel of your own design! 

    Learn to scrunch, pleat, bunch, fold, and bind to make one of a kind patterns.  Dip your items in the indigo bath and watch them oxidize from bright green to dark blue when they hit the air. See what you have created the same night when we unbind and then rinse. We will send you home with special soap to machine wash your items and then they are ready to wear.

    Instructors:  Shelly Richard and LeeAnn Meadows

    Last day to register and pay Monday: May 21st

    Class Limited to 20 people, kids over 5 welcome with an adult

    For more information call 575-404-1625 or email tiedyelc@gmail.com

    • 2018-06-10
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 20

    Join Tyrell Thacker and Arianna Parsons of Beck’s Coffee for a fun and interactive discussion and coffee tasting session on Sunday, June 10th at from 11AM-12:30PM.

     Learn roasting terms, techniques, and fun facts about our favorite beverage. Get ready to get caffeinated as we taste and discuss six different coffees from around the world.

    Only 20 tickets available. $25 each.

    All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Cruces Creatives.

    Cruces Creatives

    205 E Lohman Ave.

    Las Cruces, NM 88001

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