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Upcoming Workshops

Workshops are run in partnership with Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation. 

Registration opens January 1, 2019. Please register through their online system using the *Class Codes below by clicking here.

 

February 2019:

Build a Wildlife Box Workshop

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019; 6:00-7:30 pm

Where: Strasburg High School, FFA Shop

Cost: $15

*Class Code: 270692A 

Please register by February 19.

Choose from four wildlife boxes (American Kestrel Box, Barred Owl Box, Bat Box or Tufted Titmouse Box) at this evening workshop being held in partnership with Seven Bends State Park and Strasburg High School FFA. When registering, you can let us know which box you would like to make. Then you will build two boxes at the workshop, keeping one and donating one to the State Park. Visit www.wildlifecenter.org/nestbox to learn about nest boxes.

 

March 2019:

Build Your Own Rotating Compost Barrel

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019; 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Where: Strasburg High School; Strasburg, Virginia

Cost: $35 per barrel

*Class Code: 270688A

Please register by March 11.

No experience necessary for this workshop being held in partnership with the Strasburg FFA, Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District and Sustainability Matters.  You will build your own rotating compost bin using a large recycled barrel and a wooden stand. All hardware, tools, supplies and instructions will be supplied to help you build a backyard compost bin that you can take home and use the same day. Composting helps you save money by making your own organic garden fertilizer and it is part of the three R’s of recycling: reducing, reusing and recycling kitchen and yard waste; and best of all it keeps waste out of the landfills. If more than one family member will be working on a barrel, only one person needs to register. Ages 6 and up may attend. Under 18 need a parent or guardian present.

Make and Take Rain Barrel Workshop

When: Thursday, March 28, 2019; 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Where: Natural Art Garden Center, Toms Brook

Cost: $45 per barrel

*Class Code: 270631A

Please register by March 22.

No experience is necessary! This is an easy do-it-yourself project that includes a recycled plastic barrel and simple conversion kit. Be ready to take your barrel home! They are large, but usually fit in a backseat. You will need to drill one hole in your downspout when you get home. Everything else can be done at the workshop. If more than one family member will be working on a barrel, only one person needs to register. Ages 6 and up may attend. Under 18 need a parent or guardian present.

 

April 2019:

Make and Take Riverside Fairy Garden (one workshop over two days)

When:   Thursday, April 11, 2019; 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

      AND Thursday, April 18, 2019; 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Where: Natural Art Garden Center, Toms Brook

Cost: $45

*Class Code (4/11/19 and 4/18/19): 270648A

Please register by April 5.

No experience necessary for this make and take project. You will receive a pottery dish and all the supplies to make a miniature river and garden habitat for fairies. You will also learn about native plants and animal species that live in or near local streams and the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. If more than one family member will be working on a garden, only one person needs to register. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

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