PERMACULTURE WORKSHOPS. Permaculture Drylands Institute
offers four weekend courses in Permaculture design January 27
and 28, February 10 and 11, February 24 and 25 and March 9 and
10, in Cave Creek, AZ. Permaculture is a method of designing sustainable
environments that are based on observation of natural systems,
organization contained in traditional farming, and modern science
and technology. Cost is $125 for the first weekend, $450 for all
four, with some scholarships avaiable. Call Greg Peterson at (602)
279-3713 for registration and information.
SOLAR ENERGY WORKSHOPS. Solar Energy International offers
a series of Tucson workshops in February and March. Workshops
are for owner-builders, solar career seekers, industry technicians,
those working in lesser developed nations, and all other interested
people. Topics include: Solar Water Pumping, February
5 through 8; Solar Cooking, February 9 through 11; Solar
Home Design, February 12 through 24; PV Design and Installation,
March 4 through 15; and Advanced PV, March 18 through
29. Write to: Solar Energy International, P.O. Box 715, Carbondale,
CO 81623; or call (970) 963-8855. Call Ed Eaton locally at 327-8558
RECYCLING CENTERS. The following neighborhood drop-off
centers are open 24 hours daily: Cholla High School, 2001 W. 22nd
St.; Booth-Fickett Magnet School, 7240 E. Calle Arturo; and Morrow
Education Center, 1010 E. 10th St. All city and county landfills
also have recycling centers. Call 791-5000 for hours and locations.
Multi-material recycling facilities are located at Recycle America,
945 S. Freeway Blvd. Call 622-4731 for hours.
RETHINKIT LINE. Don't know whether to throw it, hoe it
or stow it? The RETHINKIT Recycling Information Line, 791-5000,
offers information for callers with recycling questions and concerns.