Ecology Center Event

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EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation–FULL

Sunday | July 20, 2014 | 11:00 am — 1:00 pm

Join us for an exciting and informative introductory walking tour of our eco-demonstration home and garden. Draw inspiration to reduce your climate impact and climate change’s impact on you. We’ll present ideas for do-it-yourself projects. How can using recycled cardboard boxes restore the soil in your yard and allow you to grow a thriving, toxin-free garden? What is a food forest and how can you create one? How can a roof filter air pollution, help prevent flooding, and reduce the need for heating and air conditioning? On this introductory tour you will see our toolshed built with four different natural building methods – strawbale, rammed earth, clay, cob – all topped with a living roof; our constructed wetlands and simple laundry greywater system; an 1100 gallon rainwater cistern; a native raingarden; three kinds of compost; and a lot more. We’ll give you an idea of what’s possible for an urban home, and provide useful resources and referrals to help you take the next steps. Note: this tour is outdoors and does not include the interior of the house. Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Register online via Brown Paper Tickets. Call or email with questions. NOTE: This tour is now full. Please send an email if you would like to be informed of upcoming events at the EcoHouse.

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Cost: Free
Event Phone: 510-548-2220 x239
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