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posted: 4/7/2014 12:56 PM

Learn how to 'green clean your home'

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Forest Preserve District of DuPage County submission

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites visitors to learn about environmentally-friendly cleaning for the home during "Homemade 101" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center, 3609 Spring Road, Oak Brook.

Participants will learn why green cleaning can be better for their health, their homes and their wallets. They'll test simple alternatives against commercial products and leave with recipes and samples of items they can create on their own.

"We've done a lot of trial and error to narrow down to what's easy to make and is also effective, and we hope participants go home with knowledge to make informed decisions about products in their homes and the confidence to try something new," said Abby Dean, a naturalist at Fullersburg Woods and one of the program's leaders.

"Homemade 101" is open to ages 16 and older and costs $10 per person. Advance registration is required by calling Fullersburg Woods at (630) 850-8110.

The program is part of the "Eco 30" series in April, which will highlight 30 days of living green through a variety of programs. Learn more about "Homemade 101" and other events at