Sustainable Backyards Workshop, 3/27, 6 PM

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Sustainable Backyards Workshop

Tuesday, March 27th

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Chicago Center for Green Technology

445 N. Sacramento Blvd.

Register or learn more at or call 312-746-9642

Learn how to make your back, front or side yard more environmentally sustainable. This workshop will cover the basics of installing a rain barrel, setting up a compost bin, planting a tree and more. Spring is a great time to plant a native garden and trees in your yard. You will also learn about the City’s rebate program and how Chicago residents can receive up to 50% off of their next tree, native plant, rain barrel or compost bin purchase.

Join C3 Trainee Rob for a Class on Rain Barrels, Nov 13th, 10 a.m.

C3 Trainee and Plumbing Expert, Rob West, invites you to a FREE class on Rain Barrels this Sunday, November 13th, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 1102 N. California, Chicago, IL, 60622.

Activities include:  Hands-on demonstration of how to build a custom rain barrel from a recycled pickle barrel.

Topics will cover the general concepts you will need to design and manage a rain collection system that fits your buildings specific needs:

-Materials and tools you will need to install a complete rain barrel system for any structure (with a roof!)

-Where to source recycled materials for rain barrels and other parts

-Winter proofing your rain barrels

-Water management for your yard and garden

-Managing overflow

This will be an audience participation class so bring photos of your yard and downspouts.  He can also address other topics, such as flood control, plumbing, water and energy conservation, or heating questions.

If you have questions, suggestions, or want to RSVP, please reply to or sign up on Facebook:  Facebook Event Sign up Page
Note: This workshop is not a part of the Chicago Sustainable Backyard Program.

Rain Barrels, Compost Bins, Native Plants -Oh my! Sustainable Backyard Workshop, June 14

Join the City of Chicago Department of Environment for the first installment of the Sustainable Backyard Workshop series highlighting the many ways residents can create more environmentally-friendly landscapes in their back, front, and side yards.

June 14, 2011
28 E. Jackson, Suite 1800
6:00-8:00 pm
RSVP: 312-743-9283 or

Learn more about the program at chicagorainharvesting