Eco-Friends: Home Sustainability Series 2020
This year has certainly been challenging in many ways. One of the greatest positives we can take away is the rekindled relationship that blossomed between the natural environment and humankind. Across the country, home improvement projects and park visitation both saw huge increases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cincinnati Parks has put together a series of programs that will inspire you to take the pledge of being an Eco-Friend in your home and our community!
These programs are geared towards those with beginner to intermediate tool skills. We will teach you valuable lessons on a variety of topics related to sustainability and healthy native ecosystems. It is our hope that you leave feeling inspired to Reduce-Reuse-Recycle in creative and innovative ways! Each program will host a workshop or include a take home project for you to make an impact with in your own yard!
Each event is priced differently and must be registered for independently.
For more information, please call (513) 321-6070 or email: [email protected]
FREE Composting 101, Wed. October 21st, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.:Come out and learn about the benefits of composting and how this seemingly small commitment can have a BIG impact on our environment! After the presentation, we will show you how to build a variety of compost containers! If you would like to purchase a 55 gal. drum compost container (ideal for small yards or rental properties), we will have those available to purchase for an additional $15.00 each.
Bats & DIY Bat House Build, Saturday October 31st, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:For this program: On this spooky day, let’s learn more about bats and the vital role they play in our local ecosystem. After our presentation, we will work together to build each participant their very own bat house to take home! All materials and tools will be provided! This program is ideal for older teens and adults who are comfortable using a cordless power drill.
CANCELED Upcycled Holiday Gifting & Ornament Craft (FREE!), December, Wednesday December 9th 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.:Spend an afternoon with us at the Bettman Resource Center, all done up in holiday cheer! Learn how to create fun upcycled gifts using materials you may already have on hand. Create a trendy ornament out of single use plastic straws in the traditional Himmeli style! Save your straws to bring with you or use ones provided.
DIY Rain Barrel, Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.,:Celebrate World Water Day 2021 and learn how to create your own rain barrel! Diverting storm water to help water your yard and gardens can have a huge positive effect by reducing municipal water usage. Registration price includes a 55 gal. drum and all the necessary pieces to hook up your new rain barrel!
World Bee Day & DIY Bee House Build!, Thurs. May 20th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: On World Bee Day, Enjoy a tour of the beautiful pollinator gardens at the Bettman Natural Resource Center and learn how to identify bees as they busily buzz about! The program concludes with an outdoor craft workshop. Each participant will create their own "Bee Hotel" to take home and place in their gardens for our sleepy pollinator pals!
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