Learn how to recycle rainwater and kitchen scraps at free seminars

Kathleen Rocco of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District with the Ultimate Dirt Machine Digester and the Sure-Close Compost Pail. Both will be available for purchase at the May 16 seminar.

The Bay Village Green Team's popular Green Your Life series continues in May with seminars on the topics of creating a rain garden and composting. Both events will be in the Bay Community House at 303 Cahoon Rd. They are free and open to the public.

The rain garden seminar will be held Wednesday, May 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Amy Roskilly from the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District will discuss the proper techniques for building a beautiful rain garden in your yard. A rain garden is a lovely addition to your landscaping and can feature a selection of vibrant native plants of varying sizes, colors and bloom time to provide for beautiful flowers all season. To register for this free seminar, please call 216-524-6580, ext. 22, or email aroskilly@cuyahogaswcd.org.

The compost seminar, presented by Kathleen Rocco from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, will be Wednesday, May 16, 6:30-8 p.m. The seminar is free, and you will have the option to purchase outdoor compost bins at the discounted price of $50 and/or a compost kitchen pail for $5. Composting is an easy way to turn waste from your yard and kitchen into valuable soil amendment. Learn how to start a compost pile or use a compost bin in your own backyard. To register, please call Warren Remein at 440-724-1578 or email wlremein@yahoo.com.

For additional upcoming activities, please visit the Events section at www.bayvillagegreenteam.com.

Brenda OReilly

Co-Chair of the Bay Village Green Team

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 10:17 AM, 05.01.2012