Solar Heat Workshop

March 11, 2014 at 68:30 pm[2h 30m]
Melva Lind Interpretive Center

Solar Heat Workshop Melva Lind Interpretive Center

How can a trip to the lumberyard and a few hours of time can save $ on heating bills?

James Dontje, Director of Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present a Do-It-Yourself Workshop on Solar Heat.  This workshop will explain how solar air heaters can reduce propane and natural gas bills and demonstrate how a solar air heater can be built with readily available materials. 


  • $20 contribution per participant for the costs of the workshop,
  •  if the workshop fee is an obstacle, scholarships are available.

 Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, March 11 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM 
  • (Snow Date, March 13)
  • Melva Lind Interpretive Center (Linnaeus Arboretum)


  • Space is limited for this workshop so please RSVP to:
  • 507-933-6184 or

 More Information:

  • James Dontje
    • 507-304-0704

 Additional Information:

 These workshops are a joint effort sponsored by:

  • Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation—Gustavus Adolphus College (
  • Linneaus Arboretum—Gustavus Adolphus College (
  • Farmamerica (
  • Region 9 Renewable Energy Task Force. (
  • Transition Mankato (
  • SSND Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry (
ContactDavid Shilling — 507-933-6181
SponsorLinneaus Arboretum