Ahhhh, the smell of much-needed rain, the crunching of leaves beneath our feet and cozying up with our loved ones- Fall is fast approaching us here in Contra Costa County! Take advantage of our sustainable living workshops, dedicated to arming you with the best strategies to keep your home and your loved ones smart and thriving this season.

Healing From The Garden: Simple Herbal Remedies
October 15: 10am - 12 noon, Rodgers Ranch - $20

Learn about herbal remedies that may ease and shorten cold symptoms for children and adults, which "folk remedies" work, and learn how to strengthen your immune system.

Sheet Mulching: Lose Your Lawn, Gain A Garden!
October 17: 10am - 2pm, Pittsburg Library Community Center - $20

The low-cost, SIMPLE method of lawn conversion, without digging up your old lawn! This hands-on class will guide you through the step-by-step process and discuss what types of plants to choose to create a picturesque drought-tolerant garden.

Rain Barrels: Installing A Home Rainwater Catchment System
November Date TBA - Private home in Walnut Creek - $35-100 sliding scale

Save hundreds of gallons of water by capturing the rain that falls on your own roof! In this hands-on workshop you will learn by doing, as a rain barrel system is installed in a Walnut Creek backyard. You'll get all the info about sizing your system, parts, different types of set-ups, and much more.

Sign up today online to reserve your spot, space is limited! http://www.sustainablecontracosta.org



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