Our Homespun Workshops will be returning again in 2015 with all new topics! Learn about attracting birds to your yard and making your own bird feed, how to photograph nature, or even how to start your garden (and when/how to plant). Those are just a few of the topics that we will be covering. Please know that times and locations may change as needed. Some classes may end a little early or go a little late. These are on the 2nd Thursdays of each month other than the Biodisel Workshop in August.
February 12th “Introduction to Maple Syruping”
March 12th “This Class is For the Birds” ***$7/person***
April 9th “Photographing Spring Blossoms and Nature” Led by Jerry Toschlog
This program covers the general understanding of what is needed before and during the exposure to capture that perfect image.
We will be outdoors, weather permitting, even if it is chilly, or has just rained, as that can make for some great pictures. Please feel free to bring your camera, even if it’s just a smartphone. This will be a hands-on program so you can get the full impact of how you can take better nature and outdoor photographs.
This program will not cover post production and editing with software.
May 14th “Garden Planning and Planting”
July 9th “Creating the Colors of Nature with Natural Dyes”
Join Sam from Ply Fiber Arts for this introductory workshop on the world of natural dyes. You will learn the basics of sourcing dyes, many of which can be grown in your own garden or found during an afternoon hike in the woods, as well as creating your first dyepot. Natural dyes can be used for dyeing fabric, yarn, fiber, paper, and more in a sustainable manner.
September 10th “Backyard Herbs”
In this class you will learn that your own backyard abounds in useful medicinal plants. Weeds really are our friends…so come find out why! Is it a weed or is it an herb? You decide.
$5 per class***unless otherwise noted***; $50 for all classes/non-member rate; $40 for all sessions/member rate; please pre-pay by sending check or cash. (no refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before program.)
Pre-registration required due to materials needed for each session. REGISTRATION CLOSES ONE WEEK PRIOR TO EACH PROGRAM. Please contact Aubrey at 765-855-3188 or email email@example.com. All programs have a minimum of 5 people.
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Celebrate Earth Day!
On Saturday, April 25th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm come celebrate our amazing planet, the life it supports, and what our community is doing to protect it at Family Earth Day Celebration!
It will be held at the Richmond Family YMCA, 1215 South J Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
This FREE event will feature fun games and activities for all ages, information from Earth-friendly organizations and non-profits, and two hour-long animal shows. Don’t miss the fun!
If you would like to have a booth, please go to: http://www.copeenvironmental.org/family-earth-day-celebration-booth-form/
|Cope Environmental Center and Rosa’s Office Plus will be partnering with Asset Recovery & Recycling and Shred Monkey to offer Monthly E-Waste Recycling. Bring your e-waste, used toner cartridges, old cell phones, and documents to shred and recycle them at Rosa’s. This will be a monthly event taking place on the third Saturday of every month. This event is open to everyone!
Date: Every third Saturday of the month
Place: Rosa’s Office Supplies Plus- 20 S. 11th St, Richmond
Fee: FREE for electronics recycling! $5 per box for paper to be shredded and recycled.Electronics include TV’s, DVD players, computer hard-drives, monitors, and more. Click here for a list of acceptable items.
Call us if you have a questions about what can and can’t be recycled! (765) 855-3188
Travel back in time to discover how maple syrup was made by Native Americans and early settlers. Next, make your way to the sap house (constructed of reclaimed materials) for a lesson in maple syrup production in today’s world. All participants will finish the morning with a pancake lunch and get to use local maple syrup!
Date: Saturday, March 7th
Click here to learn about becoming a member.
You’re never too young to enjoy nature!
Toddler Time occurs every THIRD Wednesday of the month, March – October 2015 from 10-11 am. Program dates and themes can be found below:
March 18th – “Winter Wonders” Reading: It’s Winter! (by Linda Glaser)
April 15th – “Spring Fling” Reading: Earth, Sky, Wet, Dry: A Book of Nature Opposites (by Durga Bernhard)
May 20th – “Little Tree Huggers” Reading: The Busy Tree (by Jennifer Ward)
June 17th – “You Can ‘Count’ on Nature!” Reading: Look Whooo’s Counting (by Susie MacDonald)
July 15th – “Wild Wetlands” Reading: Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond (by Mary Quattlebaum)
August 19th – “Pretty Little Prairies” Reading: In the Tall, Tall Grass (by Denise Fleming)
September 16th – “Amazing Arachnids” Reading: The Very Busy Spider (by Eric Carle)
October 21st – “‘Fall’-ing Asleep” Reading: Time to Sleep (by Denise Fleming)