“Mow no Mo’!” or “How to remove your lawn (and get paid for it, too!) sheet mulching workshop” - $35

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“Mow no Mo’!” or “How to remove your lawn (and get paid for it, too!) sheet mulching workshop” - $35

Time: October 10, 2015 from 10am to 2pm
Location: private garden
City/Town: Oakland
Phone: (510) 236-9558
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2015

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Are you tired of mowing and edging your lawn, or for paying to have that done for you? Wouldn’t it be great to save money on your water bill? Wish you could quit with the herbicides? Would you like to have a beautiful, water-conserving garden that attracts wildlife? If so, “Mow no Mo!” is the workshop for you.

In this hands-on workshop you’ll get information on how to remove your lawn, select native plants, and design a water-conserving, pesticide-free garden that attracts wildlife. Most importantly, you’ll have the hands-on experience of sheet-mulching a lawn, and you’ll depart confident that you can do this at home.

We’ll meet at a private garden that currently has a lawn, but won’t when we are through with it! If you have them, bring a labeled long-handled shovel, a rake, and gardening gloves, as we will spend a couple of hours sheet mulching the lawn away—cutting back turf, laying cardboard, and spreading woodchips. We’ll work here until everyone has had a chance to try everything. By the time we leave this garden you’ll be completely comfortable with the thought of tackling your own turf. Information on how you can receive a rebate from your water district to remove your own lawn will be provided.

Bring a lunch to enjoy while you get your sheet-mulching questions answered. We’ll talk about how to select native plants and where to purchase them, provide you with a list of sheet-mulching resources, and let you know how you can get rebates from your local water district for removing your lawn. You’ll leave this workshop ready to sheet-mulch your own lawn away!

What past participants said:

“Kathy did such a great job teaching this class. She was knowledgeable, so much fun, so articulate and so persuasive about the benefits of native plants, which I had not been convinced of before. It was really just a terrific experience! And my husband Bill agrees.”

“This was a fabulous workshop and it was so useful to actually take part in the sheetmulching process. There is nothing better than the hands-on experience. Thank you so much, a really enjoyable day.”

“This was great. I have read many articles on sheet mulching, but until you experience the entire process up front and personal, you just don’t get it. Thank you.”

“The process of learning how to sheet mulch was great. We are confident that we can complete our project and do it well.”

“Hands-on is a great way to learn!”

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