Spring is a time for cleaning: getting rid of the dust bunnies, washing away the winter blues, making the floors shine and the windows sparkle. It’s also a time to clean up your flower beds, and fill them with nutrients for new plantings. Forget those toxic chemicals and commercial soil amendments. Learn how to spruce up your world in an inexpensive, sustainable way with our spring classes.
Thursday, May 25
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Education PlantLab at MBG
Composting doesn’t have to mean big bins in the backyard – you can even compost if you live in an apartment. Turn kitchen waste into nutrient-filled soil amendment for your plants; whether they are in your yard, on your rooftop, or even in pots on the patio. While there are many composting methods, this class will focus on two small-scale, adaptable methods for the kitchen: Bokashi (using fermentation) and vermicomposting (using hungry worms). Participants will walk away with their own scrap collector to get them started. This class is designed for adults only.
Homemade Cleaners to Go
Thursday, May 11
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, Room 125
Get creative, save money and be healthy with your household cleaning products. In this fun class, you will use common ingredients to make liquid laundry detergent and all-purpose spray cleaner. You will make samples to take home and replace your commercial products to create a clean, green, and healthy home. No more smelly hands and chemical residue. We even guarantee you will be able to pronounce the ingredients! The class is designed for adults only.