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‘To Make a Farm’ Film Screening at UW Kicks off Laramie Conservation Expo

March 2, 2015
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The film “To Make a Farm” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the UW Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium as part of the Laramie Conservation Expo. (Courtesy Photo)

A film, which offers a hopeful look at small-scale food production, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the University of Wyoming Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center auditorium. The film is part of the Laramie Conservation Expo.

“To Make a Farm” follows five young people pursing their dreams of becoming farmers. The film kicks off the 2015 Laramie Conservation Expo, which takes place Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Albany County Fairgrounds Activity Center.

The film, with a reception preceding the screening, and expo are free and open to the public. The Laramie Rivers Conservation District and the UW Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources sponsor the events.

The 10th annual Laramie Conservation Expo promotes a responsible conservation ethic in the community by offering citizens tools and methods to conserve water, energy and other resources. Interested in growing your own food, composting, installing a wind turbine, reducing your fuel consumption, installing water-efficient landscaping or building an energy-efficient home? More than 40 exhibitors, representing business, government, nonprofits and home practitioners will give demonstrations and answer questions at the expo.

Vendors will display products to help with landscaping, green building, alternative energy, alternative transportation, recycling, local foods and environmental education. Government agencies and local nonprofits will explain their services.

For more information, call (307) 766-2604 or visit http://www.uwyo.edu/haub/news-events/#farmfilm or www.lrcd.net.

The Laramie Rivers Conservation District provides leadership to conserve and protect the quality of Albany County’s soil and water, and also water and other resources across Wyoming (www.lrcd.net). The Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources advances the understanding and resolution of complex environmental and natural resource challenges. Learn more at www.uwyo.edu/haub.

For more information, contact Emilene Ostlind, Haub School of ENR, at (307) 766-2604, emilene@uwyo.edu, or Laura McGinley, Laramie Rivers Conservation District, at (307) 721-0072, or laura.mcginley@lrcd.net.


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