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EcoHouse Tour, with Compost Clinic
Date Sunday February 20
Time 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location Details
EcoHouse, 1305 Hopkins St., (enter via garden entrance on Peralta), Berkeley.
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorCarrie Bennett
Emailregister [at] ecologycenter.org
Phone(510) 548-2220 ext. 239
Address2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
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. Rot on! Notes: Pre-registration with Brown Paper tickets ensures a spot. The interior of the home is not included on this tour. Please specify when registering if ASL interpretation is requested, (at least 10 working days in advance).
Added to the calendar on Thursday Feb 10th, 2011 1:20 PM

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