The 2011 Brown Bag Lunch series was more popular than ever! ESLT has put on five free and informal talks on various subjects the first Wednesday of the month this spring and summer. These talks have allowed the public to learn about topics ranging from composting and raising backyard chickens to how to find and identify local wildflowers. The talks take place in the garden at the ESLT office on Home Street, and our last Brown Bag Lunch is coming up on October 5th. See below for highlights of the talks and information about our last Brown Bag Lunch!

April: Raising Backyard Chickens

Amy Henderson shows the audience one of the chickens she and her husband Brad keep at their backyard farm.

May: Wildflower Blooms

Kathleen Nelson, along with Stephen Ingram and Steve MacLaughlin, shares some of her favorite wildflower spots and teaches us how to identify wildflowers

June: Home Composting

Jim and Debby Parker speak about their years of experience making quality compost in their backyard

August: Beekeeping

Dori Cann of Seismic Gardens explains the workings of the top bar and Langstroth bee hives

September: Preserving the Harvest: Canning, Freezing, and Drying

Phill Kiddoo shows the amazing canned goods he produces and gives us tips on canning homegrown food

Jan Hambleton shares her wealth of knowledge on freezing and drying food

October: Pam Vaughan on the making of the Bishop Book

Time/Date: Wednesday, October 5th, 12pm- 1pm

Location: ESLT Office Garden, 176 Home St. Bishop

If you haven’t checked out the new Images of America book on Bishop by Pam and Brendan Vaughan and the Laws Museum, you are missing out! This book features amazing photographs of Bishop through the years, accompanied by stories of town characters and everyday people living in Bishop. We are lucky enough to have Pam Vaughan at our next Brown Bag Lunch to bring this book to life and tell us the behind the scenes stories of the process of researching and compiling it.

This talk is the last of the 2011 Brown Bag Lunch series- we’ll start next year’s series up again in April. Contact Hillary at 760-873-4554 or email for more information.

Join us for the last Brown Bag Lunch- Pam Vaughan will speak about researching and compiling this amazing book!