Come to the Green Side

April 27, 2011, 7:00 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Ever wonder how to take care of those pesky dandelions without spraying poison on them?  You might just get that question answered at Spring Valley Nature Sanctuary on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. 

Join Mike Nowak, the Chicago radio voice of gardening, as he brings a lively discussion on organic lawn care to this open, free event.  Your yard may just be dandelion-free by the end of the summer! 

For more information, call (847) 985-2100.


April 17, 2011, 7:00 am
Filed under: Environmental programs

The Library’s Green Committee invites you to an Environmental Fair from1-3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 30 in the Rasmussen Room on the second floor.  Admission is free.  Representatives from the following groups are scheduled to attend:

  • Hoffman Estates Garden Club
  • Poplar Creek Prairie Stewards
  • River Trail Nature Center
  • Schaumburg Bicycle Club
  • Spring Valley Nature Center
  • SCARCE [School & Community Assistance for Recycling & Composting Education
  • The Tomato Lady
  • The Urban Worm Girl

The following Ecological & Fair Trade Retailers will also be on hand:

  • It’s Our Earth
  • SARET Treasures of Hope
  • Ten Thousand Villages

Staff members Niki Martinez and Steven Zanfardino will demonstrate crafts and present “Go Green Awareness Activities.”

The following items will also be collected for recycling:

  • Used crayons
  • Eyeglasses
  • Flags
  • Keys

Join us at the Fair!