How can using recycled cardboard boxes restore the soil in your yard and allow you to grow a thriving, toxin-free garden? How can a roof filter air pollution, help prevent flooding, and reduce the need for heating and air conditioning?
Find out the answers to these questions as you explore the inspiring EcoHouse demonstration site on a walking tour this Sunday, 8/16/15 from 1 – 3 PM. The focus of this tour is how an urban home and yard can reduce your climate impact and climate change’s impact on you. We’ll present ideas for do-it-yourself projects and give you an idea of what’s possible, and provide resources and referrals to help you take the next steps.
On this outdoor tour you will see: our toolshed built with different natural building methods – strawbale, rammed earth, clay – all topped with a living roof; our constructed wetlands and simple laundry greywater system; an 1100 gallon rainwater cistern; a native plant raingarden; three kinds of compost; and, more. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. $5, at EcoHouse, 1-3 PM, Sunday, 8/16/15. Register online here – tour is free for current Ecology Center members!