Workshops will be held in the kitchen of the Municipal Ballroom

10:00 am - 11:00 amEnergy Providers - How to decide.Justin Jennings
11:30 am - 12:30 amSustainable Beauty: Monarch Way-stationsLinn Cates
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmSolar Energy WorkshopAngel Ridge Roofing & Solar
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmTurn Your Food Waste into Garden Gold!
Vermicomposting Basics, Build, and Q&A
Michelle Haynes

Sustainable Beauty: Monarch Way-stations – presented by Linn Cates

This workshop will focus on the plight of the Monarch Butterfly, a species that migrates annually from Central Mexico to Southern Canada and back. Native plants provide the necessary nectar and hosting of larvae. Participants will learn what they can do in their own properties to support this endangered species and enjoy a connection to the natural world.

 

Solar Energy Workshop – presented by Angel Ridge Roofing & Solar

 

 

 

 

 

Energy Providers – How to decide.  – presented by Justin Jennings

 

Turn Your Food Waste into Garden Gold! Vermicomposting Basics, Build, and Q&A- presented by Michelle Haynes

If you’ve heard about vermicomposting — a composting method in which worms convert food scraps into an amazing garden amendment — and want to try or just have questions, join this free class on Earth Day! Michelle Haynes, Grayson County resident and avid composter, will share the how and why of vermicomposting as a simple, small-space method of converting non-meat food scraps into a garden supplement. This is different from making a pile of yard waste and letting it break down over time. And, vermicomposting worms are not the same as earthworms. Michelle will demonstrate how to build a simple vermicompost bin or bag. Bring your own plastic bin or large, plastic pet food bag and you can create your own composter at the class! (This is a good use for a damaged/cracked storage bin, although the bin should not be clear.) This class is appropriate for anyone who wants to boost their gardens with the power of worm compost, or anyone who wants to divert their food waste from the landfill.