Sustainability in the Time of COVID-19 Webinars
Part 1: How to Grow Microgreens Indoors (originally held on May 20, 2020)
In this webinar, Lakehead University Greenhouse Manager Keri Pidgen speaks on how to grow microgreens.
Part 2: Intro to Foraging (originally held on May 27, 2020)
In this webinar, professional wild food educator and herbalist Karen Stephenson will speak about foraging. Learn the basic tenets of foraging and how some plants are not only edible but medicinal as well. Safety and sustainability issues will also be addressed.
Part 3: Harvesting Wild Foods: Preserving, Storing, And How To Use Your Foraged Foods (originally held on June 10, 2020)
In this webinar, edible wild food educator and herbalist Karen Stephenson will speak about foraging. Knowing what wild plants are edible is only a small part of the foraging experience. Learn harvesting techniques, how to use wild edibles in the kitchen and more importantly, how to store them both short and long term.
Sustainability Across the Disciplines Series
Part 1: Nature as a Parking Lot (November 18, 2020)
If your parents were afraid to let you play outside, did it increase your orientation to the economy? It might have. But getting people to behave more ‘eco-friendly’ is not as easy as increasing their connection to nature.
For most, the economy, or the human-built environment, is the ecosystem in which we raise our children and non-consciously assume where we need to orient for survival. The marketplace, jobs, cell phones, computers, and the grocery store are fundamental in terms of how we orient to survive.
Using a complexity science analysis, Dr. Mirella Stroink will explore how our dependency on the economic ecosystem contributes to our perception of nature as separate from human-built environments, and the implications this has for trying to build a sustainable future.