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Upcoming Workshops

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

December registration is open, later workshops will come later. Please register through their online system using the *Class Codes below by clicking here.

December:

Make and Take – Rain Barrel Workshops

When:

  • Wednesday, December 5, 2018; 6:00-7:00 pm    * Class Code: 470624-A
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018; 2:00-3:00 pm     *Class Code: 470625-B 

Where: Strasburg High School; Strasburg, Virginia

Cost: $35 per barrel*  Thanks to support through the Pure Water Forum

No experience is necessary for this workshop being held in partnership with the Strasburg FFA and Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District with support from the Pure Water Forum. This is an easy do-it-yourself project at a one-time only special price 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.

 

February:

Build a Wildlife Box Workshop

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

Where: Strasburg High School

Cost: $15

Choose from the following wildlife boxes at this evening workshop being held in partnership with Seven Bends State Park. 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 a State Park. Visit: www.wildlifecenter.org/nestbox to learn about nest boxes, and choose one of the following: American Kestrel Box, Barred Owl Box, Bat Box or Tufted Titmouse Box.

 

March:

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

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.

 

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