Go Green With LEAF And CSWCD

Want to make steps to "go green," but aren't sure where to begin? Join the Lakewood Earth & Food (LEAF) Community on Thursday, June 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Beer Engine (15315 Madison Avenue) for a discussion with the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District (CSWCD) about going green in your own backyard.

The care of our lawns generally accounts for almost a third of annual water use nationwide. Meanwhile, stormwater runoff from our homes picks up pollutants as it makes its way to our sewer system. Insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers, and even pet waste can contribute to the pollution of our waterways through storm runoff. But, there are many ways to improve your landscape, often using resources more efficiently in the process.

Learn more about the environmental impacts of your lawn and garden and what you can do to reduce them, including rain barrels, rain gardens, and smart landscaping/lawn maintenance practices.

For more information on the Lakewood Earth And Food (LEAF) Community or the Third Thursday Speaker Series, visit our website at leafcommunity.org, call us at (216) 367-2834, email us at leafcommunity@gmail.com, or join us on Facebook.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 2:53 PM, 06.01.2011