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Next Cultivate Forum serves up speakers and a short film

October 12, 2017
Next Cultivate Forum serves up speakers and a short film

This month’s Cultivate Forum on Local Food Systems and Sustainability will serve up four presentations by local speakers and a short documentary about responsible fishing on the Indian Ocean island nations of Mauritius and Rodrigues.

The free program will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19 in the Foundation Room, 333 N. Oregon, across from San Jacinto Plaza.

The quarterly Cultivate Forum is sponsored by the El Paso Community Foundation and is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available at the Mills Plaza Parking Garage and other locations nearby.

Scheduled are:

• “Green Infrastructure”
Lauren Baldwin
City of El Paso Sustainability Coordinator

• “Green Roof Project”
Dr. Kevin Floyd
UTEP Environmental Science and Engineering Lecturer

• “La Cosecha Community Education”
Marlene Yanez
La Semilla Food Center Community and Youth Programs Manager
Melissa Mitchell
La Cosecha Community Garden Leader

• “Farm Fresh Mobile Market”
Alex Bernal
La Semilla Food Center Farm Fresh Mobile Market Manager

• “Vey Nou Lagon (Living the Ocean)”
Documentary film by Vanna Harel and Zera Currimjee
22 minutes (in Creole with English subtitles)