Gardening classes, Earth Day event, and Become more energy efficient

Gardening classes

We at Sweet Home Organics are presenting a number of gardening classes this month.

  • Tomorrow – Sat, April 11th – 11am – 12:30pm Organic Gardening with Rachel at Fullersburg Woods Nature Center (Oak Brook).
    Experience the rewards of growing your own organic veggies and herbs. Rachel will discuss how to manage an organic vegetable garden, including pest control and soil amendments. (Please call 630-850-8110 to register. $10 per participant. Fee helps support Fullersburg’s environmental education fund.)
  • Tues, April 14th – 7pm – 9pm Gather Humongous Harvests (with Kim Marsin) and There’s Gold in Your Garbage (with Cindy Crosby) at Glen Ellyn public library.
    This is The GardenWorks Project‘s spring volunteer meeting. Included within are two educational presentations: maximizing your harvest and composting. Visit this link to register for this free event!
  • Sun, April 19th – 11am – 12:30pm Design Your Veggie Garden with Kim at Fullersburg Woods Nature Center (Oak Brook).
    Laying out your garden can be a fun puzzle. Kim will discuss the various considerations to help you optimize your garden to maximize space and yields and minimize crowding in your vegetable garden. (Please call 630-850-8110 to register for this class. $10 per participant. Money helps support Fullersburg’s environmental education fund.)

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EarthDayFest-GlenEllyn2015Earth Day Festival

Celebrate Earth Day with us at the Lake Ellyn Boathouse in Glen Ellyn on Wed, April 22nd starting at 7pm. We’ll be there along with many other earth-friendly organizations! Free oak saplings, live music AND night sky viewing with telescopes.

This event is free and everyone is encouraged to come celebrate Earth Day together!

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Energy Efficiency Program

A message from our friends at SCARCE:

We are working with Elevate Energy, a Chicago non-profit that creates and promotes programs that provide smarter energy use. We can help you save money and become more comfortable in your home right away.

Take the first easy step by enrolling in an alternative electricity rate. Since 2008, ComEd’s Residential Real-Time Pricing has saved participants over $100 per year. Sign-up takes just a few minutes.

Go further by making practical and lasting improvements to your home. Schedule a $99 assessment to learn how to fix your home, or host an energy house party and get your assessment for free. Qualified contractors will find the most cost-effective approaches, identify instant rebates, and SCARCE will ensure the work gets done right. Join the 4000+ homeowners who have made improvements and are reducing their energy bills by 15% or more.

For these and other opportunities, contact SCARCE at 630-545-9710 or info@scarce.org to be connected with your local energy advocate.

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