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SFPUC and Education Outside to Host Earth Day Event at College Hill Learning Garden
Workshop will focus on sustainable windowsill gardening
Posted Date: 4/19/2019 10:00 AM

San Francisco, CA — The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and Education Outside will host a three-part workshop series on sustainable windowsill gardens to celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22. 

 
“Earth Day is the perfect time to reinforce the importance of sustainability with our rate-payers and the next generation of environmental stewards,” said SFPUC General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr. “The College Hill Learning Garden is ideal venue to connect with local families and teach them hands-on lessons about the importance of responsible environmental stewardship.”
 
The workshops will focus on the following topics:
 
Upcycled Container Growing From a Windowsill or Balcony 
Windowsill Produce Cooking Demonstration 
Windowsill Composting and DIY Worm Bins
 
Constructed on SFPUC land, the College Hill Learning Garden is an education and demonstration garden created to teach students about water, food, energy and waste systems. The garden is maintained and operated by Education Outside, a local nonprofit that offers free field trips to the garden for third- through fifth-grade students in San Francisco. Each year, about 2,500 children take field trips to the garden where they learn key concepts from Big Ideas, the Agency’s eco-literacy guidebook, which connects water, power and sewer systems to state educational standards for K-12. 
 
All three workshops will take place at the College Hill Learning Garden, so attendees should come prepared to be in an outdoor classroom setting for the duration of the event. The garden is accessible, and there are facilities on site.
 
Snacks, raffle prizes, and giveaway items will be provided throughout the family-friendly event on Monday.
 
Individuals can visit the SFPUC’s College Hill Learning Garden page to learn more about the garden and contact Education Outside to request a free field trip for students.

 
About the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco. It delivers drinking water to 2.7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area, collects and treats wastewater for the City and County of San Francisco, and generates clean power for municipal buildings, residents, and businesses. The SFPUC’s mission is to provide customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care. Learn more at www.sfwater.org.

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