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DIY Rain Barrel Demonstration (NEW)

Learn how to collect rain water in your own backyard with a rain barrel! In this class, EarthWays Center staff member, Katherine Golden, will share information about the impact stormwater has on our region and how a rain barrel can help prevent pollution among other great garden benefits. After the talk, Perennial staff will demonstrate the full process of how to alter a food-safe 55-gallon drum into a rain collector. You will learn how to incorporate rain barrels into your yard, including creating a base to elevate them, and how to connect them to your gutters. Please note: you will not create a rain barrel in this class, but will be given instruction and a list of suggested materials and supplies to create on your own.
Saturday, September 7
10 a.m. to noon

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Reducing 101 (part of the Exploring the 3Rs series)

The 3Rs is a familiar trio of conservation – reduce, reuse, and recycle – but there are often questions about each of these actions. Why is reducing important if items can be recycled? How can items be reused? What happens after plastic goes into that blue bin? The 3Rs series is designed to help answer these questions and many more. Each class will give you tools you can use immediately after leaving class to help “green” your life. Attend one or all three classes to learn in depth about how you can reduce, reuse, and recycle in your home. Reducing 101 is the first program and a great way to kick-off your waste-free adventure. Reducing waste is one of the best ways to help our environment, but it can be difficult to reduce waste in our own lives. Why is reducing so important when recycling is available? How can all these single-use items be replaced? This class will help you identify single-use items in your life and give you options for replacing them. You will walk out with concrete steps for how to reduce your impact on the environment.
Tuesday, September 10
6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Monarchs and Mosquitoes

Control the pests, protect the pollinators, and engage and educate your neighbors! Understanding insect ecology and public health agency protocols can help every gardener control mosquito breeding while also inviting and supporting pollinators. Join “Green Jean” Ponzi from the Garden’s EarthWays Center for a lively classroom presentation and twilight scavenger hunt around the Center for Home Gardening. This class plants some fun (and plenty of facts) into issues that bug us. 
Monday, September 16
6 to 8:30 p.m.

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