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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Want to learn how to build soil, develop annual and perennial food, herb, and fiber systems and grow beyond organic food in our high-altitude, semi-arid climate?

If so, Brook LeVan, co-founder and director of Sustainable Settings, will be teaching Sustainable Agriculture for 10 Saturdays this summer starting Saturday, May 26.

Over the course of 10 Saturday workshops (9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) from May 26 to Aug. 4, this hands-on course will be taught at Sustainable Settings, a working ranch and whole systems learning center located five miles south of Carbondale. This is a unique opportunity to work and learn with these seasoned practitioners of sustainable living.

The course will explore basic principles of sustainable agriculture, integrating both domesticated animals and plant crop production.

This course counts as credit for CMC’s new Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainability Studies, but it is also open to students not currently enrolled in the program, provided they meet the basic prerequirements. Some accommodations can be made for students with schedule conflicts.

For college credit register with Colorado Mountain College (CMC) call 970-963-2172 and ask for Sustainable Agriculture (SUS-341; Syn# 68018).

For more information about cost, eligibility and how to register for college credit or noncredit, call 970-963-2172.

The families of the New Castle Cub Scouts are organizing a one day rummage sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 26, in the parking lot of Kathryn Senor Elementary School in New Castle. The money raised will help support their town tetherball projects, Friends of Scouting, and the pack.

Donations to include in the yard sale are also being accepted. To donate, or for more info, call Dustin Allison at 970-433-0475.

American Legion Post No. 83 will be conducting its annual Memorial Day Commemoration at 11 a.m. Monday, May 28, at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs. The public is invited to attend.

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The libraries will resume normal hours at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29.

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