Posted on 02 March 2012.
The Eastern Sierra Audubon Society is soliciting applications for two, $500 scholarships for 2012! The scholarships will be awarded to one graduating senior from both Mono and Inyo Counties whose work through higher education will promote the National Audubon Society’s mission: “To conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.”
Higher education fields include, but are not limited to: science, habitat conservation, outdoor recreation, environmental justice, journalism, literature, law, public policy, art, education, and advocacy.
Eastern Sierra Audubon will be accepting applications until Monday, April 23. For scholarship program information and to download applications visit: http://esaudubon.org/education/scholarships/ or call Roberta Lagomarsini @ 760.872.7846.
Hospital series: “Heart Health”
Mammoth Hospital’s Lecture Series “Live Better, Live Longer: Heart Health,” sponsored by the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary. From Sierra Nevada Cardiology on Friday, March 9: Kosta Arger, MD, presents “Alcohol and the Heart.” And from Mammoth Cardiology, on Thursday, March 22, David Baker, MD, presents “Live Smart for the Heart.” Both lectures will be held at 6 p.m. in the Family Medicine Clinic Lobby. Lectures are free; no reservations necessary. Refreshments served.
Info: Kiara Raazi, 760.924.4116.
Master Gardeners Workshop
Get your hands dirty during the University of California Cooperative Extension Inyo & Mono Master Gardeners Building Raised Beds Workshop this Saturday, March 10 from 12-1:30 p.m. at the Bishop Community Garden, behind Sterling Heights, in the southeast corner of Bishop City Park.
Those attending will receive an instruction guide for building their own raised bed.
A sample of the benefits of Raised Beds:
They warm up and dry out faster in spring, so plants get a jump-start on the season.
You can grow more vegetables in less space and have less area devoted to paths.
It’s less work, especially if you make permanent raised beds bordered with wood, bricks, or stone. You won’t have to remake the beds each spring.
Learn more of the benefits at the workshop in addition to soil preparation and soil mixes for a prosperous garden.
For more information: contact Gail Swain at 760.872.2428 or visit the Univ. of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners website @ www.ucanr.org/inyomono.