BN GREEN EVENTS is a free community calendar provided by the Ecology Action Center to promote environmental classes, workshops, presentations, and more within the the Bloomington-Normal area.  Submit your event using the public submission form.  Inclusion of events within the BN Green Events Calendar does not constitute endorsement by the Ecology Action Center.

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May 2017
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Native Plants in the Designed Landscape

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 S. Cottage Avenue
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Our featured speaker, Judy Nauseef, will discuss Native Plants in the Designed Landscape. We all want our gardens to thrive and provide healthy environments for our families and native wildlife. Using native plants is just one step toward achieving our goals. The other is to create a plan that suits our needs and that of the plants. Learn basic tools to discover how to add habitat to your landscape and how to choose a plant community. Learn also how a…

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Rain Barrel Workshop

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us at our upcoming rain barrel workshop on Saturday, May 17, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., where YOU build your own water-saving rain water collection and storage container. Workshop prices are $45 ($35 EAC member price). The workshop includes: A reused, 55-gallon, food-grade, heavy-gauge plastic barrel (non-food-grade, MSDS datasheet provided) A flexible plastic elbow to direct rain water from your downspout to your rain barrel. Fits 3″ downspouts. A 6″ heavy duty screen to prevent entry of mosquitoes and leaves High-quality fittings…

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Native Plant Sale

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Evergreen FS Building, 402 N Hershey Road
Bloomington, IL 61704 United States
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Purchase Native Perennials to Create: -Hummingbird Gardens -Butterfly Gardens -Urban Gardens -Shade/Woodland Gardens -Drought Tolerant Gardens

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Rain Barrel Workshop

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us at our upcoming rain barrel workshop on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., where YOU build your own water-saving rain water collection and storage container. Workshop prices are $45 ($35 EAC member price). The workshop includes: A reused, 55-gallon, food-grade, heavy-gauge plastic barrel (non-food-grade, MSDS datasheet provided) A flexible plastic elbow to direct rain water from your downspout to your rain barrel. Fits 3″ downspouts. A 6″ heavy duty screen to prevent entry of mosquitoes and leaves High-quality fittings…

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Composting Workshop

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to build your own composter!  Backyard composting is an easy way to reduce waste and create rich soil nutrients to enrich your garden at the same time.  Taking advantage of natural processes, minimizes land-filled residential waste and produces a valuable organic fertilizer. Pallet composter The composting workshop includes everything you need to successfully begin home composting.  We'll discuss various types of compost systems and techniques in addition to troubleshooting tips to avoid potential problems. …

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