Monday, January 26, 2009

Awesome folks to check out

Thanks to a comment on the new year's chicken post, I just learned about a group dedicated to the kind of work that is already vital and that will be increasingly so in the coming hard times: Salem Locavores!

Friends of Straub: Free talk on Biomimicry, this Thursday 1/29

2008-09 FSELC Lecture Series: Denise DeLuca
"Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature"
Thursday, January 29th, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty Street SE, Salem
Solar cells that mimic leaves. Superglues from barnacles. Businesses that run like a redwood forest. Denise DeLuca will talk about the emerging science of biomimicry and give examples of technological and design innovations adapted from nature. A civil engineer, DeLuca is the Outreach Director for the Biomimicry Institute. Join us Thursday to hear about this fascinating topic.