It all starts in your yard. CFC's mission -- Saving Living Space for Living Things -- has its roots in the gardens and lawns in the greater Barrington community. And that's why CFC's 2014 Community Education project will be one of its most important ones yet.
The four-part Habitat Corridors project will encourage local residents and property owners to become more earth-friendly in landscape choices and maintenance practices. From January through April, residents can learn how to make their property a sanctuary that's friendly to native plants, birds and insects.
The first program, "Habitat Corridors and Earth-Friendly Yard Maintenance," will be held Saturday, Jan. 25. Meredith Tucker, from CFC's Community Education Committee, will introduce the Habitat Corridors initiative and discuss earth-friendly yard maintenance.
Other classes in the series will include:
"The Homeowner and the Water Cycle," Saturday, Feb. 22; "Creating Amphibian-Friendly Yards," Saturday, March 22; and "Gardening for Birds and Pollinators," Saturday, April 12.
All programs will be held at Barrington Village Hall, 200 S. Hough St., Barrington. The program begins at 10 a.m.; come at 9:30 p.m. for coffee, conversation and handouts. The program is free for CFC members; $10 for nonmembers.
A flier with details and complete descriptions of each program is available at www.citizensforconservation.org. To RSVP call (847) 382-7283.
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