Come get inspired and learn new skills at the EcoHouse with a tour of the site and gardens, followed by a clinic on home composting. Begin at 10am with a tour of the Ecology Center’s EcoHouse demonstration site and learn about simple improvements that can be made to green an urban home. The tour includes: Berkeley’s first city-permitted wetland/greywater system, rainwater cistern and water catchment strategies, a washing machine greywater system, a living roof garden, organic permaculture gardening, solar panels, on-demand and solar water heater, natural and recycled building materials, native drought tolerant plants, mushroom cultivation, earthworks raingarden, drip irrigation, and more. Round out the day with our composting clinic. Want to learn what’s involved in starting your own backyard pile? Have a pile but want to fine tune it? Bring your home composting questions! The Ecology Center’s Master Composter Carrie Bennett will give a talk to set you on the right course and field your questions. Click here for details on registration.
Return to Blog