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April 19 Traditional Skills Workshop on houseplants

BEMIDJI, Minn. (April 12, 2012) — Bemidji State University will host its monthly Traditional Skills Workshop on Thursday, April 19, with a look at the many benefits of mainaining healthy houseplants.

Led by Erika Bailey-Johnson, sustainability coordinator at Bemidji State, participants in the workshop will learn about several different varieties of houseplants, particularly those that are low-maintenance, and learn the positive effect healthy plans can have on indoor air quality. Workshop participants also will learn how to properly re-pot a plant, and will be able to take their plant home with them.

The workshop will be held Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Sustainability Office on the BSU campus.

The workshop carries a $7 fee for non-students; BSU students can participate free with a valid ID. Payment can be made on the day of the workshop.

As space is limited, interested participants are encouraged to register in advance, either in person at the University’s Sustainability Office, located in the lower Hobson Memorial Union, or by contacting Erika Bailey-Johnson, Bemidji State University sustainability coordinator, at (218) 755-2560.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.