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Eastown Community Association hosts "Dig Into Spring" workshops

Dig into Spring: is a series of workshops hosted by the Eastown Community Association at Wilcox Park Shelter. The workshops cover topics like native plants, invasives, and rain barrels.
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The Eastown Community Association invites you to “Dig into Spring” this Saturday, April 29 from 1-5 p.m. All are invited to join the Eastown community for a series of workshops at the Wilcox Park Shelter, covering the topics of bringing native plants into your backyard landscape, making wildflower seed bombs, and building rain barrels, all taught by community experts.

This year we will have a focus on restoring our urban landscape, and, as always, we like to add a little fun and food in the mix. This year, we will be making wildflower seed bombs, which should be fun for the whole family. 

Collective actions can affect our natural environment, so act locally this spring! On Saturday, April 29, the Eastown Community Association (ECA) will host “Dig Into Spring” at the Wilcox Park Shelter, in celebration of caring for the place where we live. Workshops are lined up in order to give participants techniques that they can use to become more sustainable. The schedule of workshops is as follows:

1 p.m. – Incorporate Native Plants into Your Landscape with Nancy Bedell Nancy Bedell, Education Chair for the River City Wild Ones will lead this workshop describing why and how to incorporate native plants into your backyard landscape and the way in which they can benefit pollinators, look beautiful, and help restore some of Michigan’s native environmental fabric.

2 p.m. – Make Seed Bombs with Katie Chase. Come make your own locally-provided Michigan native seed bombs to take home and toss anywhere you wish wildflowers to grow. You will be beautifying the neighborhood and helping ensure bees, butterflies, and other pollinators have access to nectar and pollen throughout the growing season.

3 p.m. – Tree Maintenance with Eli Harz. Local arborist, Eli Harz, of Heartwood Tree Care, will demonstrate keys to tree pruning and care basics such as when and how to trim to get the most out of your trees.

4 p.m. – Make Rain Barrels with Ondrea Spychalski. Join Ondrea to make one of the lowest cost rain barrels around. Rain barrels have been proven an effective and easy strategy for managing community storm water issues and improving water issues. Through its rain barrel education programs, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) provides low-cost rain barrels to the Eastown community to address water conservation and pollution.

To register or for more information visit: facebook.com/eastowngr

or www.eventbrite.com/e/dig-into-spring-tickets-33585872248

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