San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us for A LUSH Garden Event! This free event will kick off The Rain Barrel Project with live music, a garden market, a rain water harvesting workshop, a rain barrel auction and tastings from Happy Planet! The workshop will cover a rain barrel demo, rain gardens and water usage and the workshops will run at 12:30 pm and 2 pm.
Join The World In A Garden Sunday, September 29 from 12 – 3 pm at their new garden site (3 plots North of E. Boulevard & W. 57th Avenue) for A LUSH Garden Event!
The hands-on workshop will demonstrate how easy it is to put Vancouver’s 45” of annual rainfall to work, at home or in the garden, by using water conservation and rain water harvesting techniques. The workshop will include a demo with simple instructions on how to:
• Use rain barrels with various designs
• How to get the most of your rain water harvest
• How to cultivate native edible rain gardens for water conservation
The event also kicks off a unique sustainability partnership initiated by The World In A Garden that recycles food barrels from Lush Cosmetics by converting them (with the help of Flexahopper Plastics Ltd.) into beautiful, one-of-a-kind rain barrels designed by LUSH artists and Emily Carr University of Art & Design students. More than 200 barrels will be recycled through this community initiative. The barrels will be auctioned off and donated to various food growing initiatives or used at home, with all proceeds going to The World In A Garden’s education programs. Kids are welcome too with a planting station where they can make their own DIY planters with rain garden plants.
Not only does The Rain Barrel Project support Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan to reduce per capita water consumption by 33 percent from 2006 levels but it educates, engages and entertains citizens about responsible water use. The World In A Garden’s goal is to help protect valuable water resources through community education and the sale of 250 barrels, harvesting an estimated total of 325,000 gallons of water.
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The World In A Garden
The World In A Garden is an urban farm and garden project that educates community and youth about the nutritional, cultural and environmental aspects of growing and eating food.