Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Local Green Living Classes in July (at Greater Goods, U St.)

Limit 10 per Class • Registration Required • More Info and Registration >>

Solar Panels: How, Why, and How Much? – Wednesday, July 8, 8pm to 9pm - FREE
Everything you ever wanted to know about installing solar panels in your home.

Outdoor Container Gardening – Wednesday, July 15th, 8pm to 9pm - FREE
Container gardening can turn unused real estate on your deck, balcony, rooftop, or windows into spots of robust vitality. Whether you want to grow your own food or simply add some color to your space, learn how to create a container garden to fit your needs! Hosted by

Late Season Planting – Thursday, July 16th, 8pm to 9pm - FREE
Are you a late bloomer? No worries, July is not too late to plant a vegetable garden or replant in spaces where you were growing spring and early summer vegetables. Join Sidra Forman as she goes over options and shares what she is doing for the second half of the growing season. We will also have free cookies and vegetable seed.

Composting Made Easy – Saturday, July 18th, 10am to 11am - FREE
Who knew composting in the city could be so easy? Learn how to compost with no smell, no fuss, and no muss! Hosted by

Organic Pest Control – Wednesday, July 22nd, 8pm to 9pm - FREE
Why use scary chemicals when there are so many terrific, safe organic pest control solutions?
You'll learn to identify basic garden pests, and learn to make your own natural pesticide, insecticide, insect repellent, organic pesticide and fungicide recipes. Repel everything from insects to rabbits, kill mold, fungus or mildew, and exterminate pests; all with natural or organic pesticides. Also learn to attract beneficial insects and wildlife to your garden.

10 Ways to Green Your Home – Thursday, July 23rd, 8pm to 9pm - FREE
Join Daniel, the owner of Greater Goods, for 10 easy ways to make your home more eco-friendly.

Lotions and Potions – Wednesday, July 29, 8pm to 9pm - $12
Back by popular demand! Kristina Libby, owner of the DC-based luxury bath and body company For the Love of..., will teach a class on how to make organic skin care products in your home. Bring a friend and make it a girls night! Class costs $12, half of which is a material fee and half of which goes to Susan G Komen Foundation. Prepay for the class here. >>


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