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Simply Living Sustainable U is a Simply Living initiative that organizes workshops/classes that train and educate people about sustainability topics and practices including:

 

Food • Urban Homesteading • Health and Wellness • Green Building  • Finance • Energy Solutions • Transportation • Economics

Upcoming Classes

JULY

Weight Loss

with Dr. Pam and Chef Del

 

Saturday, July 9

9 AM-1 PM

$20, $15 for members

Pre-registration required

 

Wellness Forum

510 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. Suite G

Worthington 43085

 

Come spend a day grounding yourself in the basics of weight loss, from cooking to the science. We will share our stories of success and look at how those who have lost the weight keep it off.

 

More info or to register:

614-841-7700 or wellnessforumhealth.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Essential Oils 101

 

Thursday, July 7

7-9 PM

$50 (incl. 22-page booklet, DIY EO-roll)

Pre-registration required

 

Boline Apothecary

15 Dunedin Rd.

Columbus 43214

 

With all of the misinformation on the internet and from overly zealous sales reps out there, many are confused about essential oils and how to properly use them.

 

In this class we cover:

  • What are essential oils, ottos, absolutes, CO2 extracts, enfleurages, and hydrosols?
  • What can essential oils “do” and “not do” for you? When should you choose aromatherapy over other modalities (herbalism, acupuncture, etc.)? Which brands should you choose?
  • How do you decide which oil (botanical) to use for an issue? Are all oils and blends safe for everyone?
  • We will cover issues such as ingestion, dilution, and EO use with children, pregnancy, and lactation extensively.

 

More info or to register:

614-517-0466 or  bolineapothecary.com

Cooking with the Seasons:

Summer (Vegan)

 

Wednesday, July 20

6-8 PM

$55, $50 for members

Pre-registration required

 

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

The Wells Barn

1777 E. Broad St.

Columbus 43203

 

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy that delicious flavor and nourishment of fresh produce. This class will show you how to prepare and enjoy seasonal dishes using ingredients from the farmers’ market or your own backyard, including watermelon gazpacho and zucchini pasta with cashew béchamel sauce.

Presentation and tasting led by certified natural foods Chef Mark Zedella

 

More info or to register:

614-715-8000 or fpconservatory.org

FOOD

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Learn How to Rear and Release Monarch

with Sarah Dalton

 

Saturday, July 23

10 AM - noon

FREE

 

Whetstone Library

Community Room

3909 N. High St.

Columbus 43214

 

Sarah retired from Franklin County Metro Parks in 2014 after  27-years as Senior Naturalist at Blendon Woods Metro Park. Currently she is Chair for Wild Ones Columbus, Citizen Science Projects. She specializes in the rearing and release of Monarchs and is a Regional Trainer for Monarch Watch.

 

More info or to register:

columbus.wildones.org

Solar Generator Workshop, DIY

 

Saturday, August 6

1-4 PM

$55

Pre-registration required

 

Blue Rock Station

1190 Virginia Ridge Rd.

Philo, OH 43771

 

This hands-on course includes detailed plans and Jay Warmke’s book Assembling a Solar Generator.

 

More info or to register:

740-674-4300​ or bluerockstation.com

ENERGY SOLUTIONS

Quick & Easy Summer Cooking

with Julie Gardner, R.D., L.D.

 

Wednesday, July 27

7 PM

$10, $5 for members

Pre-registration required

 

Wellness Forum

510 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. Suite G

Worthington 43085

 

Enjoy your summer with these easy and delicious recipes, perfect for a summer barbeque, picnic, or quick meal at home.

 

More info or to register:

614-841-7700 or wellnessforumhealth.com

FOOD

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Tiny House Build

at Blue Rock Station

 

Sat - Sun, July, 13-14

$35, with camping available

Pre-registration required

 

Sat - Sun, August 13-14

$35, with camping available

Blue Rock Station

1190 Virginia Ridge Rd. Philo, OH 43771

 

Over the course of a number of weekends, we will convert an existing garden shed into a tiny house. This house will incorporate, all on a 12 x 12 footprint:

  • rammed earth tire foundation
  • passive solar heating
  • solar thermal hot water system
  • solar PV generator for electricity
  • composting toilet
  • full kitchen and a shower

 

More info or to register:

740-674-4300 or bluerockstation.com

GREEN BUILDING

AUGUST

Breakfast for Dinner

cooking with Beth Perera

 

Thursday, August 25

7 PM

$10, $5 for members

Pre-registration required

 

Wellness Forum

510 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite G

Worthington 43085

 

We love breakfast so much that we sometimes eat it for dinner. And why not? Breakfast can be delicious, filling, and fun any time of day. Join Beth as she shares her recipes and tips for making our favorite meal! And yes, breakfast will be served.

 

More info or to register:

614-841-7700 or wellnessforumhealth.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Wine and Dine:

Caribbean Nights

 

Wednesday, August 17

7-9 PM

$20, $15 for members

Pre-registration required

 

Wellness Forum

510 E. Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite G

Worthington 43085

 

Come experience the flavors of the Caribbean with Chef Del. Del will prepare and serve a four course meal. You bring your favorite beverage. Del will give you the recipes.

 

More info or to register:

614-841-7700 or wellnessforumhealth.com

URBAN HOMESTEADING

SEPTEMBER

Ecosystem Services,

by Dave Reutter

 

Saturday, September 10

10 AM - noon

FREE

 

Whetstone Library

Community Room

3909 N. High St.

Columbus 43214

 

Urban forests are valuable assets providing many different environmental services. Yet little recognition of the value and significance of those services are understood. Native trees benefit our lives in ways we do not appreciate because these services are provided free and in seemingly endless abundance. Understanding some of these benefits and using them advantageously can improve our lives as well as the environment.

 

More info or to register:

columbus.wildones.org

Blue Rock Station:

Open House Tour

 

Saturday, September 3

1-3 PM

$10

Pre-registration required

 

Blue Rock Station

1190 Virginia Ridge Rd.

Philo, OH 43771

 

Come tour Ohio’s first Earthship!

 

More info or to register:

740-674-4300​ or bluerockstation.com

GREEN BUILDING

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