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Eco-Friendly Families, Feb. 27
Discover activities that engage and inspire families to improve their quality of life. Local experts will share concrete advice and tips.
Community Capacity Building, March 13
Become more involved and engaged in your community's local projects, educational programs and non-profit organizations.
Tricks and Tips for Xeriscape, March 27
Mikl Brawner, co-owner of Harlequin Gardens, will share his 25 years of xeriscape experience with tricks for turning your yard into an attractive setting while reducing water use and maintenance.
- Flyer (PDF 1.6MB)
Solar Update: What's New Under the Sun?, April 3
Discover new paths to "go solar," including leasing options, new community solar garden, commercial feed-in-tariff and on-bill financing.
Oil and Gas Answers, April 10
Learn about the new land-use regulations and general policies on how oil and gas exploration and extraction within the incorporated city might impact you. Find out what you can do to stay engaged.
More Color, Less Water - Dryland Perennials, April 24
Garden author and columnist Marcia Tatroe will share how the best of dryland perennials can enhance your garden and save water.
- Flyer (PDF 1.6MB)
The Art and Science of Composting, May 1
Addy Elliott, CSU Soil and Crop Sciences Department, will teach you how to turn your household's yard trimmings and food scraps into an excellent soil amendment.
- Presentation (PDF 3.9MB)
Burning Questions: Fire and Our Watershed, May 8
Find out how the High Park Fire impacted the Poudre River watershed and the City's water supply. Fort Collins Utilities staff will share fire mitigation efforts to ensure high quality water.
Cool Strategies for Summer Utility Savings, May 15
Water and electricity use typically increases with summer landscape watering and air conditioning. Learn about tiered rates, and discover strategies to conserve resources and control costs.
Evolving into a Xeriscape Design, May 22 (Rescheduled from April 17)
David Whiting, CSU horticulture specialist, will show you how to evolve a landscape design and add pizzazz while keeping water savings in mind.