From Light Bulbs to Legislation: an Interactive Climate Change Series, Pre-Register by 10/18/12

From Light Bulbs to Legislation: an Interactive Climate Change Series, Pre-Register by 10/18/12
Our new three-part climate workshop series is scheduled to begin next week. In this free series, we’ll explore the many layers of climate solutions, from urban farms to personal action plans. All are welcome to sign up and those who have attended previous Ecology Center climate workshops are also encouraged to participate in this new… Read more »

Create Your Raingarden, Next Saturday, 9/22/12

Create Your Raingarden, Next Saturday, 9/22/12
What does your rain garden look like? The fourth event in our “Reclaim, Rebuild, Reskill” series will provide tools and inspiration for integrating water into the landscape. This workshop and skillshare will begin with a slideshow on raingardens and innovative ways to capture and use water, will include a tour of the EcoHouse water features,… Read more »

Intermediate Seed Saving for Urban Farmers and Gardeners

Intermediate Seed Saving for Urban Farmers and Gardeners
The second event in our “Reclaim, Rebuild, Reskill” series is for people ready to take their seed saving to the next level. This workshop will cover basic and advanced seed concepts including basic taxonomy and botany, choosing the right variety or crop, ideal population sizes, preventing cross-pollination, selecting for improved varieties, seed maturation, seed harvest,… Read more »

Colors from Nature: Getting Started with Natural Dyes, Saturday, 9/8/12

Colors from Nature: Getting Started with Natural Dyes, Saturday, 9/8/12
Next Saturday is the first event as part of our “Reclaim, Rebuild, Reskill” event series. This series is all about learning hands-on skills that can help participants be more resilient. We hope participants will come away feeling confident that they can make, fix or harvest things they need or want. This first class demonstrates that… Read more »

Composting for Renters Class this Saturday, 6/9/12

Composting for Renters Class this Saturday, 6/9/12
Yes, renters can compost! In this workshop we will explore several solutions for composting with limited space and provide ways to overcome the common obstacles that renters face. We’ll review several options for composting your kitchen scraps indoors and possibilities for how to use your finished compost. One popular and accessible method is worm composting… Read more »