EC Digest
Spring 2014: Issue 3


Please join us tonight and tomorrow for the: 6th Homegrown Food Retreat 


This year is titled "Home Cookin': A Showcase of Regional Innovative Local Food Projects" and will be held tonight Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22nd at the Fort Lewis College Student Union Ballroom.

Friday night (7PM): FREE: Russell Evans, founder of Transition Lab, will be speaking about using existing resources in new ways to create working food system models in Colorado.
Saturday 8:30 - 3:30PM: $15-20 suggested donation. A day full of workshops, inspiring presentations, and lots of food (Breakfast from Zia Taqueria and lunch from Sodexo - both full of local ingredients).     


For the full program, go to:  
In This Issue
Events & Opportunities
Animas SDS Divestment Brunch

Sun, Feb 23: 11am

@ Cascade Room, FLC


The student group Animas SDS is hosting a free brunch potluck and all interested attendees are encouraged to share a dish or take some food while learning about fossil fuel divestment.  Students and community members will be able to become connected to a social change movement happening at over 500 institutions globally, one that is making a huge impact with fun friends and fantastic food. Please come join this festive info session February 23rd at 11 am in the Cascade Room on the Fort Lewis College campus.  This event is open and free to all. For more information, please contact student leader Michaela at 


Deepening Crisis, Need for a New Paradigm: the Green Anarchy/Primitivist Alternative 

A Lecture by John Zerzan

Tuesday, February 25th: 6:00 pm

@ Vallecito Room, FLC 


Sponsored by FLC Sociology Club, internationally renowned author and activist John Zerzan will be speaking on the inherent unsustainability of industrial civilization, and offering alternative visions for a life freed from domestication, domination, technology and hierarchy. Zerzan has authored many books including Running on Emptiness, Twilight of the Machines, and Elements of Refusal. 



4th Annual Winter Bike to Work Day

Fri, Feb 28th: 7-9am

@ In Front of Durango Coffee Company


The City of Durango will celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day. This fourth annual event is held in a heated tent for commuters to warm up, drink free coffee and tea, snack on free breakfast goodies, chat, and even receive a free micro-tune. Raffles, giveaways, and goodies will be available to participants



Local Food Spring Series: Katrina Blair presents  "Local Abundance - Our Wealth of Wild Weeds"

Thur, Mar 6th: 5:30pm 

@ Linda's Local Food Caf´┐Ż


RSVP now for our next Local Food Spring Series discussion.  There will be a carpool available for those who need a ride to and from campus.


Cost - $5 local burritos and $3 beers/beverages


Please contact Environmental Center Local Food Team member, Rachel Giersch ( to reserve your spot no less than two days prior to the event. Space is LIMITED.



Contemporary America - Student Art Show

Deadline for submissions is Friday March 7th.


Create an art piece that highlights your view(s) on a current social or political concern that is taking place in the United States. Possible topics to address: pollution/environmental concerns, nutrition, gender, racism, sexism, classicism, poverty, government, war, religion, equal rights, etc. What is it you want to stand up for?


Please bring artwork to Art Hall Room 170 between 1:00 - 6:00 pm. Exhibit will be on

display Monday March 10th through Friday March 21st in the Art Hall Exit Gallery. Contact Shea Courtney at   



Seed Exchange and Dorm Window Gardens Workshop

March 17th 8 PM

@ Camp Hall at Fort Lewis College. 


Introduction to seed saving presentation, dorm culinary/herbal tea/greens window gardens from re-purposed material on campus workshop, Seed exchange, free door prizes!

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