Recycling Workshops and Events

Various workshops and events are held throughout the year related to recycling, local food, energy conservation and more. Check back for details throughout the year to keep up to date!

Fresh Food Frenzy!

 
Again this spring, we will be offering classes on gardening, local food and permaculture. Local resident Marcia Baudino will share her experiences, tips and resources regarding fresh food production.

Your Yard- A Food Producing Paradise!
Using Permaculture (permanent agriculture) techniques local resident, Marcia Baudino, has transformed her average Coon Rapids lot into a food producing paradise. She has raised beds to grow annual vegetables and an integrated permaculture design in the front yard which includes 140 fruit bushes. Using food she grows and some purchased from the local farmers markets, Marcia fills four freezers with meals each season that sustain her family year round. She will share her story, present photos and send you home with resources to get you started eating locally or growing your own groceries! 
Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

Grow Vegetables in Permanent Raised Beds the Permaculture Way
Enjoy huge yields, almost no weeding and never till again! (No lumber or hammers needed.) Learn how to build, plant, mulch and maintain raised beds using Permaculture Principles. Companion and succession planting and crop rotation will be discussed. Plan to enjoy abundant yields of annual vegetables with minimal labor. Take home resources provided. 
Tuesday, April 25, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

Local Food for Dinner 365 Days a Year
Learn time and money saving strategies that will enable even the busiest families to use local foods to make simple, healthy meals that can be frozen and enjoyed year round. Local food purchasing options, recipes and resources provide. 
Tuesday, May 2, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 

All courses held at the Coon Rapids Civic Center Training Room, 11155 Robinson Drive.
Course fee is $12 per session.  Walk- ins welcome!
 

 
Supported by the Coon Rapids Sustainability Commission to promote and support sustainable practices.

Past Workshops

Home Energy Saving and Winterizing Your Home
Topics were discussed to help residents save money and energy in their home and prepare for winter months