Rowan Public Library to offer ‘sustainable snacking’ workshops this summer – Reuters


SALISBURY — The Rowan Public Library is gearing up to unveil a new series of workshops that challenge not just the mind, but the body, over the summer.

The Sustainable Snacks program will be held on Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at the China Grove South Branch and again on July 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the Main Salisbury Town Center Branch.

The program is a coordinated effort between the North Carolina State Cooperative Extension and the local public library system.

Toi Degree, NCSU Cooperative Extension Officer, will be present at both workshops to teach visitors all there is to know about “The Nutritional Value and Benefits of Eating Fish.”

Paulette Stiles from the library will have books and materials to teach students how fish farms and other sustainable ecosystem protection measures are making a major difference on the planet.

Stiles explained how even canned fish such as sardines and salmon can be a sustainable way to consume seafood in a way that’s more beneficial to the oceans and less wasteful at the same time.

Many popular snacks and meals are unsustainable in terms of the resources they deplete and the damage they can cause to your health. Seafood offers a promising alternative to these more traditional options and Stiles hopes to raise awareness about it through classes.

The workshop is free and open to everyone. For more information, call 704-216-7731.



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