Museum Holding Weekend Eco-Workshops and Plant Sale

By Sarah Klein

If you’re not going anywhere this long weekend, the Living Prairie Museum at 2795 Ness Avenue is holding free eco-workshops on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To celebrate Biodiversity Day, the museum is offering the following lineup on May 22:

10 a.m. — Compost bin-building: Get the dirt on composting and learn how to reuse your old plastic garbage can to make a cheap and easy compost bin. Bring your own can or watch the demo and do it yourself at home.

11 a.m. — Butterfly gardening: Discover how to attract butterflies to your backyard while beautifying your neighborhood and creating much-needed habitat for other wildlife.

12 p.m. — Organic lawn care: Learn how to effectively maintain a beautiful lawn without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, why those chemicals are harmful and get some ideas for lawn alternatives.

1 p.m. — Rain barrel building: Turn your old trash-can into a water-conserving treasure and learn how you can save water around the house. Bring your old can or watch the demo, pick-up a kit, and do it yourself at home.

2 p.m. — Compost bin building: Get the dirt on composting and learn how to reuse your old plastic garbage can to make a cheap and easy compost bin. Bring your own can or watch the demo and do it yourself at home.

The Living Prairie Museum will also hold a native prairie plant sale throughout the weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


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