Nature center has new kitchensBear Branch Nature...


Nature center has new kitchens

Bear Branch Nature Center has new kitchens, one as an exhibit demonstrating smart shopping practices and the other as a working facility for volunteers, staff and user groups.

Both kitchens need equipment, and Bear Branch is asking area residents to donate items that they may no longer need or are replacing.

The kitchens need tea kettles, flatware, drinking glasses, pots and pans, bowls of all sizes, plates, tea towels, wash cloths, salt and pepper shakers, trays, pot holders, butter dish with lid, can opener, counter-top compost container, canisters, lunch box or reusable bag, canning jars, plumber's snake, pump liquid soap dispenser, egg beater and wire whisk.

For the conservation kitchen exhibit, items are needed to display

"do" and "don't" choices: solar calculator, small electric hand mixer and diaper pail with lid, plus clean empty containers that held Tilex, Drano, Endust, vegetable oil and unbleached white flour.

Items are needed by Saturday. Bear Branch is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday on John Owings Road on the Hashawha Environmental Center grounds.

Information: 848-2517.

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