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Grow it Green
April 10, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pmFREE
A symposium to inspire and educate our community on the best practices for our yards and gardens.
~This event is free and open to the public~
Grow It Green will feature keynote speaker, Kim Eierman of EcoBeneficial!, who wowed the crowd at Green Steps Expo in 2015.
This year’s topic, “Improving Our Environment, Yard by Yard,” will address:
- how to attract birds, bees, and beneficial insects
- how native plants add beauty, restore ecological balance, and require less water
- why your green lawn is really a green desert (for wildlife)
Following Kim’s talk there will be workshops, demonstrations, and information on:
- edible gardens and school gardens
- native plantings: the do’s and don’ts
- how to keep our beaches open and basements dry with rain gardens, rain barrels and more
- why autumn leaves and food scraps make the best fertilizers
- at the root of it all: soil
- nature’s own pesticides
- seeds, seedlings and seed libraries
- hands-on, kid-friendly activities
- and much, much more
PLUS learn about Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em in a special mulch-mow demonstration
Landscapers and homeowners are invited to network and learn together.
Year round, Sheldrake Environmental Center offers monthly guided Neighborhood Nature walks; in the springtime join us for compost bin sales and workshops, along with Earth Day clean-ups; and in the fall, we have our Fall Festival and International Coastal Clean Up. Use the listing below to find the kind of events you would like to enjoy at Sheldrake Environmental Center.