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July 2011 Calendar

Best  Practices in Land Management
Wednesday July 13th 7:00 – 8:00 pm at Westcave Preserve

Join Hill Country Alliance for Best Practices in Land Management, a free presentation discussing holistic techniques to control erosion, keep more water on your property, build healthy topsoil and increase biodiversity while making your property more aesthetically pleasing. Guest speaker and permaculture pro Gary Freeborg will talk about a wholistic suite of techniques using Permaculture, Biodynamics, Eco-Agriculture along with standard engineering and habitat restoration techniques.

For details, click HERE. Free. RSVP required.

Keeping the Earth: Religious & Scientific Perspectives on the Environment
Wednesday July 13th  6:30 – 7:30 pm at Highland Park Baptist Church

“Keeping the Earth: Religious and Scientific Perspectives on the Environment” is a thought provoking documentary produced by the Union of Concerned Scientists and the National Religious Partnership for the Environment. In this 27 minute film, prominent scientists and religious leaders struggle to decipher the mysteries of the universe and share their perspectives on the need to protect our environment and the diverse species that share it.  For more info, contact Sarah Macias at or by phone at 512-567-2060.

Rainwater Workshop in San Antonio
Monday & Tuesday, July 18th & 19th, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Palo Alto College

This two-day course offers a comprehensive presentation in residential and light commercial rainwater harvesting design and installation; using rainwater for irrigation and for potable use; sanitation for potable uses; rules, regulations, guidelines and restrictions; business management; project planning; site and installation safety; and system construction and maintenance. To register and find out more go to