Green Living

Going “green” by using organic lawn care products and less labor-intensive practices is just the first step in the process to convert your unsustainable lawn into a less-thirsty native plant landscape. Go “greener” by harvesting rainwater to nourish your soil, reduce your water bill and water in between downpours.

Date: Sunday, February 16
Time: Part 1 at 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Part 2 at 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Joe Blanton
Description: Part 1: Learn about how one ancient civilization built a catchment system whose basic features remain the core of any successful rainwater harvesting system today.
Part 2: You will be guided through the 10 steps to convert a food-grade plastic barrel into your very own barrel guaranteed not to leak or breed mosquito! Cost for Part 2 includes one barrel and conversion kit.
Cost: Part 1 – $20M / $30NM
Part 2 – $80M / $95NM
Part 1 & 2 – $90M / $115NM
Note: Wear your weekend work clothes, including closed-toe shoes. Necessary tools and safety equipment will be provided. Register early as this class fills quickly!
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Part 1 at 2:00 p.m.

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Parts 1 & 2

Parts 1 & 2 from 2 – 5 p.m.

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