Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Resource! Habitat For Humanity ReStore

From their website:

The ReStore is a great place to find new, gently used and reconditioned supplies for virtually any kind of project you have around your home or office. Of course you could wander around one of the big box stores looking for what you want, but when you shop at the ReStore you're helping Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity build our community. Our inventory changes every day so be sure to come by often.

Create Your Own Compost Bin

Using found scrap and stock material, our very own Green Team member, Robin, created a compost bin for the PPLD Green Team Garden. You can find many supplies needed by checking out the Habitat for Humanity Restore.  Food grade drums are recommended! At this time of this blog post, a quick search of Craigslist (using keyword “Drums”) found several ads of metal and plastic drums ranging from $15 to $25. Watch the videos below and create your very own compost bin! More step by step instructions can be found on WikiHow . Let us know how your bin turns out.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Organization! Two local groups to keep an eye on

Check out these two local organizations!  This month is Bike Month at UCCS.  A couple events are over, but there are some great ones still to Come.

Here's their website with a link to a Facebook page:
UCCS Office of Sustainability

And Colorado Springs Food Rescue is doing great work getting healthy, local food out there where it's needed.  Here's their Facebook page:

Colorado Springs Food Rescue

Friday, September 11, 2015

Event! Colorado Springs What If Festival

Don't miss this exciting event!  Among all the other things to do, this year’s What If Festival will feature a local foods area.  It will have demos of canning and flour grinding, information about soil, aquaponics, building greenhouses, tiny farms and more.  Venetucci Farms and Chico Basin Ranch will be in that area – and a tiny house to tour too!  Check out their website for a map and complete listing of activities.