Thursday, July 15 (10:30 – 11:30 am) – Edible Landscaping: Many of us have smaller areas that we call our yards, having an edible landscape is the solution to that! You can mix flowers and vegetable plants together for the added benefit of pollinator insects being drawing in by the flowering plants and they’ll go ahead and pollinate your veggie plant flowers while they visit. Not to mention companion planting. We have some nice looking fruit trees to add to your edible landscape so come on in and get them while we have a variety to choose from. Join us as we discuss edible landscaping. Please call the shop to register; cost for the class is $7.00.
Saturday, July 17 (9:00 am -12:00 pm) - Embellished Vest/Shirt Workshop with Tie-Dye Artist Kris Ogden. Join Kris in creating your own one of a kind embellished Shirt, Jacket or Vest. We will use hand-dyed fabric provided by Kris, Embroidery Floss, Beads and other goodies to create your one of a kind funky garment. You are asked to provide the vest, jean jacket or shirt and we will start to customize it in class together. All other materials will be provided. You are encouraged to bring any special trim, buttons or beads that you may wish to use. We will be using basic hand stitching, no need for prior sewing knowledge. We will be using a basic running stitch. Makes a great project for Kids Clothes too! Kids 12 and up welcome to participate. Please RSVP no later than Thursday July 15th. Cost of Workshop is $25.00 Supplies included.
Example: Vest Front Vest Back Close up of Back detail
Thursday, July 22 (10:30 – 11:30 am) – Gaia’s will be offering a Butterfly Gardening Workshop –we will discuss the difference between “host/larval” plants and “nectar” plants; what plants attract what butterflies (and hummingbirds too!); the lifecycle of the butterfly; and answer any questions you may have. Cost for the class is $7.00; please call the shop to register.
Saturday, July 24 (10:30 – 11:30 am) – Edible Landscaping: Many of us have smaller areas that we call our yards, having an edible landscape is the solution to that! You can mix flowers and vegetable plants together for the added benefit of pollinator insects being drawing in by the flowering plants and they’ll go ahead and pollinate your veggie plant flowers while they visit. Not to mention companion planting. Join us as we discuss edible landscaping. Please call the shop to register; cost for the class is $7.00.
Thursday, July 29 (10:30-11:30 am) – Organic Gardening Series: Beneficial Insects. We will talk about beneficial insects. How to attract them into your garden to take care of problems the natural way! We can special order beneficials for you - Ladybugs, praying mantis, beneficial nematodes, etc. We also have a number of birdhouses, birdfeeders, and bathouses at Gaia’s. Please call the shop to register, class fee $7.00.
Saturday, July 31 (10:30 – 11:30 am) –Organic Gardening Series: Natural Pesticides.We will talk about natural pesticides. You’d be amazed at some of the home-made concoctions you can make yourself at home. We will also talk about the natural pesticides that are sold in the market and how they are different from synthetic pesticides. All natural pesticides will be 10% off the day of the workshop. Please call to register; cost for class is $7.00
NATURAL PEST CONTROL: You don’t need to use toxic chemicals to deter pests you’re your garden. Often, natural remedies are the best. Read more…
HERBS/VEGETABLES:The time to restart the warm-season garden in nearing. Read more …
WATER GARDENS & BOG PLANTS:Care for your watergarden. Some serious trimming may be needed as we head into summer. Remove old canna heads, cut off spent lily blooms, and remove seed pods from bog plants. Read more …
BULBS:Offshoots: A great way to start daylilies. Many daylilies form plants that resemble smaller versions of themselves along their flowering stems. These ready to grow plants can be removed and grown Read more …
Enjoy - have fun - get your hands dirty!
July Green Ideas*:
SPORTS & EXERCISE:A burgeoning fitness industry is encouraging us to improve the health of our bodies, but unfortunately much of what’s offered isn’t so great for the health of the planet. Rethink your exercise routine to trim some carbon pounds.
BUILD EXERCISE INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE For example, take the stairs instead of the elevator, carry your recycling to the local depot, and walk, run, or cycle to work or play.
RENT OR BORROW SPORTS EQUIPMENT, unless you use it regularly, to avoid wasting valuable resources on stuff that’s only going to collect dust in the closet most of the time anyway.
POOL CARE. If you’ve got a swimming pool, fill it with filtered rainwater, heat it using solar-thermal panels, keep it covered to reduce heat loss, and check it regularly for leaks.
JOIN A GREEN GYM. Instead of driving to an air-conditioned gym to work out on energy-hungry machines, why not get fit in more natural surroundings? Get in touch with a local environmental group, and volunteer for carbon-absorbing projects such as tree planting and developing nature areas at schools.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can burn up to 30% more calories an hour creating nature trails than doing aerobics.
Cross-country skiing has a lower impact than downhill skiing because it doesn’t require chairlifts or the razing of the mountain to make way for the ski runs.
The average golf course uses 100 times more water than a four-bedroom home. Make sure your golf club irrigates sparingly and with reclaimed water.
Covering a swimming pool with an insulating layer can reduce heat loss by as much as 30%.
Ten gym treadmills use an average of 13,500kWh of electricity each month – enough to run your hair dryer nonstop for more than a year.
(all plants: perennials, trees, shrubs, grasses)
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