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: