10/10/10: EcoHouse Native Plant Clinic and Earthen Plaster Party!

We’ve got a couple of fun events planned for 10/10/10 at EcoHouse, our demonstration house and garden. At 10am is the EcoHouse tour of the site and garden, including a talk on East Bay Native Plant Gardening with Lyn Talkovsky. The tour focuses on simple improvements that can be made to green an urban home, such as a wetland and greywater system, rainwater cistern and water catchment strategies, a washing machine greywater system, a living roof garden, organic permaculture food forest, solar panels, on-demand and solar water heater, natural and recycled building materials, native drought tolerant plants, mushroom cultivation, earthworks rain garden, drip irrigation, and more. Longtime native plant landscaper Lyn Talkovsky will give a talk and clinic on designing and maintaining your yard with native plants. She’ll discuss plant varieties, growing conditions, troubleshooting, and local sources for plants, with ample time for your questions. To round out the clinic she’ll include a walking tour of the neighborhood’s great gardens.

After the Tour and Native Plant Clinic, the EcoHouse will be a site for a 10/10/10 Global Work Party, which is happening in conjunction with 350.org‘s global day of action. From 1pm to 4pm we’ll be redoing and refreshing the earthen plaster on the cob wall of our shed. Come get your hands in the clay and learn a little about building with the earth.

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