Eco Centro open house provides a taste of sustainability

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Eco Centro showcases self-sustainability demos such as making salsa, cooking oil, and seed bombs.

By Travis Doyle

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

Sinkin Eco Centro will sponsor an open house for students and the community to get a glimpse into the types of workshops the center will host throughout the semester.

The event at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 is part of the college’s spring 2019 Weeks of Welcome.

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The center serves this college and the community by promoting sustainability and environmental awareness.

“We’ll have some different things set up for composting, for gardening, for alternate transportation, for the climate action plan,” Meredith Miller, Sinkin Eco Centro director, said Jan. 31.

Guests will be able to tour the facility and take part in a variety of demonstrations.

One of the demonstrations will show guests how to make jars of salsa using produce and herbs the center grows.

“I think we are going to do some simple recipes so that’s always fun,” she said.

Miller said people can come and make a jar of salsa to take with them.

Another demonstration will show guests how to make multiple types of cooking oils.

“We may do some herbed oils like different kinds of olive oil or cooking oils with herbs in them,” she said.

The center also will show guests how to make seed bombs.

Miller described seed bombs as seeds in a natural package of mud.

“When it dries it’s like a little ball you can throw out and wildflowers will grow,” she said.

Miller hopes the event will bring the community and students together at the center to learn about what it has to offer.

“A lot of students don’t necessarily know we’re here or what we offer, and so this is a good chance, for whether it’s part of your academic career to be involved with us,” she said.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the center at 210-486-0417.

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