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New Workshop: No-mow, No-water Landscaping

From: Rhys
Sent on: Monday, April 6, 2009 8:27 PM
What: No-mow, No-water Landscaping

When: July 11,[masked]:30 AM

Learn more & RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/carbonfreedc/calendar/10131248/


Mowing a traditional American lawn creates huge amounts of CO2 and air pollution. One hour of gasoline-powered mowing can emit as many pollutants as driving a car 20 miles (and some say it's equivalent to driving 100 miles or more). And then there are the fertilizers and pesticides to boot! Thankfully, there are a number of viable alternatives... CarbonfreeDC as partnered with Sierra Club to show you how to make the switch!

Kirsten Buhls, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent with the Arlington office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, will lead a workshop on alternatives to traditional yards. She will discuss the environmental impacts of maintaining a grass lawn and talk about alternatives, including planting native ground covers, using yards for food production, xeriscaping, and more.

The workshop will include hands-on composting demonstrations and other techniques to help you transform your yard into a space that doesn't rely on chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or frequent watering.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/carbonfreedc/calendar/10131248/

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