Friday , 20 October 2017

Learn How to Go Green at City’s Green Seminars

Submitted by: City of McKinney

Double green seminars will be held on June 16 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the John and Judy Gay Library, 6861 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney. The topics will be composting and building rain barrels. 

Composting:
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Don’t bag your leaves. Compost them!  Compost is one of the best ways to amend your soil and mulch. Most importantly, composting keeps organic waste out of the landfill and returns valuable fertilizer to the earth. As it adds nutrients to the soil, it improves soil structure and increases the grounds ability to hold water. Composting is super easy…come learn how!

Rain Barrel Building Workshop:
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Rain is free, learn how to capture it.  Learn about rainwater harvesting and build your very own rain barrel* for only $50 each.  All supplies provided by AgriLife Extension

Meet local expert Dotty Woodson from Dallas AgriLIFE Extension.  Find out how you can collect and direct the rain in ways that create backyard beauty, lessens the dependence on using water in the garden, and reduces runoff.

*$50 paid to AgriLIFE Extension

Details about Rain Barrel link on Green Events calendar will have dimensions of barrel and details about submitting payment.

Click here to register online.  Phone:  972 547 7335

 

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