Taking place at Springboard’s downtown Fergus Falls location in partnership with Otter Tail County Solid Waste, Sustainability Studios are intergenerational, creative gatherings that invite the public to use art and innovation to reduce everyday waste. This ongoing series aims to educate and encourage small but significant lifestyle changes that contribute to regional and global sustainability while celebrating our region’s unique cultural heritage.
Stay updated for news on upcoming workshops in this series.
Crafting Swap & DIY Valentine Creations, January 25
We traded supplies and found new treasures at this community craft swap, and local artist Amanda Callahan showed us how to recreate/reuse materials for Valentine's!
Fermentista's Guide to Probiotic Power, February 22
Local "fermentista" Katy Olson demonstrated how to make Kimchee, Sriracha, Basil Ferment and 3 kinds of Sauerkraut.
Creative Mending with Kristi Kruder, March 22
Fiber artist Kristi Kuder gave examples of how to creatively mend, reimagine, and refurbish clothing or other fabric items.
Green Spring Cleaning with Cedar Walters, April 19
Cedar Walters shared how to properly use and disposal of household chemicals, and how to mix up non-toxic cleaners with ingredients we already have in our pantry.
Garden Glow Up, May 17
Karen Terry taught us how to (and why!) design a rain garden to capture runoff, using native plants that our bees and butterflies seek out and depend on.
Seeds of Intention with Emily Reno, June 7
Emily Reno, founder of Mezclada, led us through an empowering workshop to help us connect to our intuition and the natural world around us.