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Terrarium Workshops and Green Living Guide in NYC

Terrarium Workshops and Green Living Guide in NYC

Let the green lifestyle take over! As the US, and world, slowly becomes more energy conscience, it’s time for you to become more energy efficient. Purchasing “green” lightbulbs is a step, but what about creating your own renewable energy? What about harnessing the life and water of plans in terrariums to create an urban garden of your own? How about analyzing each ingredient your body ingests and cooking for a greener, healthier self? NYC offers lessons in how to live this sustainable, and you’re about to discover!

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    Terrarium Workshop
    Terrarium Workshop

    Twig Terrariums

    Baby they’re back! Terrariums that is! These nature preserves showcase a snapshot of your life and passions, so each container is personalized according to your preferences. Laced with shrubbery and living via its enclosed water cycle, terrariums offer a sustainable habitat for plants such as bromeliads, African Violets, and Crassulaceae. Oh, and, if you haven’t seen ‘em at the zoo, reptiles, amphibians, and, scorpions find solace in these environments. Show your personality in the plants you keep and the nature you protect.

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    Urban Food Production Workshop
    Urban Food Production Workshop

    3rd Ward

    If you haven’t noticed, in NYC, gardens are sparse. When was the last time you saw a tomato sprouting as you walked to work? How about a fresh pepper on the street side? And, for those who grow their own garden, they often find the dog eating their homegrown delights before it even reaches their lips. Here, you’ll learn how to grow your food no matter how little space you have. Use terrariums as self-watering containers for herbs and greens. Did you know mushrooms grow in espresso grounds? Gardening is easy, little work, and freshens up your daily diet! That’s definitely sustainable living.

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    Greenmarket Cooking
    Greenmarket Cooking

    Institute of Culinary Education

    To live more green, you’re gonna need to buy more green. Each week Union Square houses a fresh, green market of goods, featuring fruits, veggies, herbs, nuts, and even some fish! In Greenmarket Cooking, you’ll take to the market, purchase a set of fresh ingredients, head back to the kitchen, and cook up a delightful, fresh meal, filled with organic foods. This is a hearty, farm-grown meal to satisfy your tastes, health, and that green living. Think twice about the Kraft Mac.

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    Renewable Power Sources: Dynamos and Solar
    Renewable Power Sources: Dynamos and Solar

    3rd Ward

    Where does electricity come from? Did you answer, “the lightswitch?” Hope not! In this class, you’ll embark on the ultimate green lifestyle. Create your own renewable energy. This class will contextualize the complexities of electrical energy from the environment. After investigating electricity-generating methods, you’ll create a renewable power source as a means of powering electronics. You ready because, once energy’s created, it can’t be destroyed.

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