Sinkin Eco Centro offers variety of activities for community

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Eco Centro has workshops on composting, gardening and rain collection.

By V.M. Zuniga

Oct. 9, Sinkin Eco Centro is the location for the Sustainable Landscape Workshop from 6-8 p.m.

The workshop will offer training in learning valuable techniques to develop landscapes that are suitable to area ecosystems and microclimates.

Students can visit the Sinkin Eco Centro Facebook page to find additional workshops and volunteer opportunities, community relations Coordinator Dyhanara Rios said.

The EcoCentro building includes a mural, solar panels, rainwater reclamation barrels and cistern, electric vehicle recharging stations, community gardens and composting. File

The center is focused on environmental sustainability and is open to the public for workshops in composting, gardening and rain collection as well as providing meeting space for several organizations.

Oct. 12, Green ’19: Sustainability tour is from 9 a.m.-noon. The tour explores sustainability sites and features throughout the city.

Register at http://upcsa/sol-center-registration/. Tickets are $35. Transportation, food and water will be provided. The tour begins at Sinkin Eco Centro and will be touring the LEED-certified Platinum building and community garden. For more information, please visit /4334840599596/. Also check

Oct. 17 and 19, Eco Centro will conduct Volunteer Garden workdays from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers will help with the farm and garden areas.

Participants should bring a water bottle and dress appropriately for the weather.

Rios suggested students check on updates on feature events by visiting the calendar on the center’s webpage and Facebook.

To access the calendar, type in The calendar will provide information on the upcoming workshops or volunteer work opportunities for a month or two.

To visit the Facebook page, type in

Multiple organizations meet at the facility, including:

  • Sierra Club Alamo Group
  • Get Healthy San Antonio
  • Kadampa Meditation Center Austin (For local classes)
  • Food Policy Council of San Antonio
  • Climate Ready SA
  • Live with Nature Nutrition Support and Discussion Group

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


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