The next RUST – October 12-13 2013

RUST – The Regenerative Urban Sustainability Training –

an intensive weekend workshop of skills for building ecologically

resilient communities in today’s cities.

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In this class, Scott Kellogg, Lisa DePiano and other sustainability experts give attendees a “toolbox” of techniques and knowledge usable by anyone wanting to create sustainable systems in their own communities. Through a combination of group hands-on activities and lectures, participants will learn how to build infrastructure for self-reliance that is simple, affordable, and replicable.  These systems can be applied in either urban or rural environments.

Typical topics & hands-on demonstrations

  • Aquaponics: fish &plant integration
  • Microlivestock: chickens and rabbits 
  • Waste to soil: composting food wastes with worms and microbes
  • Rainwater harvesting, greywater filtration, and urban hydrology
  • Low-intensity bioremediation: cleaning contaminated soils using plants, fungi and bacteria for brownfield restoration 
  • Edible mushroom cultivation
  • Beekeeping and silkworms
  • Microgreens production, raised bed gardening, and perennial food systems
  • Bioshelters, greenhouses, and season extension techniques
  • Kitchen culture: apartment-scale sustainability
  • Reconciliation ecology: promoting biodiversity in the city
  • Vertical and rooftop farming
  • Autonomous energy: veggie oil vehicles, methane digesters, and bicycle electric generators
  • Ecological micro-economies

Click here for more information on the course.

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