Bea Johnson, author of “Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide To Simplifying Your Life By Reducing Your Waste,” is an expert in living green and managing a home where little, if anything, goes to waste.
The Conservation Voters of Idaho will host her for a free talk, open to the public, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Boise High School Auditorium, 1010 W. Washington St.
On a related note, the Boise High School Downtown Teaching Farm welcomes garden lovers to stop by the Sustainability Summit, which takes place all day on Friday, April 8, at 12th and Fort streets in Boise. Students and community members will spend the day planting potatoes, onions, greens and culinary herbs. Students will participate in special programs during the day, including flower arranging, pickling vegetables, laying a drip irrigation system, bee hives, planting a bee barrier and fruit trees, and composting. Food trucks will be on hand for lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Future farm projects include installing bee hives and planting fruit trees.