The Edible, Sustainable Lawn Conversation Series; Summer 2015
Please join your College Heights Neighbors for a series of Saturday morning talks about sustainable gardening, permaculture and some easy, cost effective and attractive ways to make your yard more sustainable and delicious.
The Where; All talks will be held Saturdays on the Collegewood/Roosevelt Triangle (the green space directly in front of 616 Collegewood St.) in College Heights, Ypsilanti.
The Who; Everyone is welcome. There will be some benches available to sit on, but to be safe you might want to bring a lawn chair and whatever else you need to be comfortable. If you bring your own coffee, there is a very good chance there will be some tasty snacks as well.
The Saturday Schedule;
May 9, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Zeal Chen, a local permaculturist, will talk about how to work with your yard and your neighbors; and some principles she is using to transform her shady yard into a sustainable, low-impact forest of edible and medicinal plants.
May 16, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Jesse Tack, forest gardening and permaculture expert, will present Part #1 of a three part series on transforming lawns into edible Food Forests.
June 13, 2015 | 11:00AM – 12:30PM | Joe Montgomery, Ypsi neighbor and sustainability enthusiast, will talk to us about how he has transformed his front lawn into almost entirely food production, rain garden and wildflowers.
June 20, 2015 | 11:00AM – 12:30PM | Mary Garboden, Ypsi neighbor and worm enthusiast, will take us through a tutorial around getting your own worm farm (vermicompost) started and how it can transform your garden and lower food waste.
June 27, 2015 | 11:00AM – 12:30PM | Jesse Tack will present Part #2 of a three part series on transforming lawns to edible Food Forests.
July 18, 2015 | 11:00AM – 12:30PM | C. Milton Dixon, practicing permaculturist, will talk about social permaculture and how to apply it to your life.
July 25, 2015 | 11:00AM – 12:30PM | Jesse Tack will present Part #3 of a three part series on transforming lawns to edible Food Forests.
August 8, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Jen Whaley, Ypsi neighbor and sustainability enthusiast, will talk about how to raise backyard chickens, tips for successfully integrating backyard chickens with the neighborhood and avoiding run-ins with local rules and ordinances.
The Fine Print; This FREE conversation series is supported by the College Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) and yearly member dues. Join the conversation and the great work that CHNA is doing for the neighborhood by searching for “College Heights Neighbors” on facebook.
Speakers join us courtesy of the Hour Exchange of Ypsilanti (hEY). Have you started banking your hours yet? Check out the hEY website http://hourexchangeypsi.org/ or search for “hOur Exchange Ypsilanti – Message Board” on Facebook to learn more.
How will I know if the schedule changes or if we are rained out? Check out the event page at https://616shebang.org/eatyourlawn/. Humans and weather are fickle, so please confirm before heading over to avoid heartbreak. For questions, contact CHNA.firstname.lastname@example.org