Be Green: Grow Food, Commute by Bike, and Read Books!

Looking for ways to be green in your life? Fresh City Life My Branch has ideas for you this weekend!

What's greener than reading a book & sitting down to discuss it? Slow down your life with Bear Valley's Saturday Morning Book Club this Saturday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. Join the group for a cup of coffee and a discussion of Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Seen the movie? Come discuss the differences!

Ready to take the step of turning your water-loving lawn into a food-producing garden? Join librarian Jennifer Miera for Grow Food Not Grass: Eat Your Yard and learn how to create your own little urban homestead and produce your own food from the space that you have! You might think that gardening is over for the season, but autumn is the perfect time to plan and prepare a new garden site for next year. Worried about what your neighbors might think? How do you kill your grass? What should you grow? Come away knowing how to convert your lawn into glorious, abundant, veggies, herbs, and flowers! Saturday, September 10, 1:00 p.m., Ross University Hills.

Fall is still a wonderful time for Bicycle Commuting! If you've been meaning to try, but thought summer was just too hot, this is a perfect time to try commuting to work or school on your bike! Learn tricks and techniques, including how to be safe and find the best routes, all while saving money, keeping yourself healthy, and doing the environment some good! Saturday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Smiley Branch.

Make sure to check out the Books Blog for details on Colorado Authors coming to Schlessman both Saturday and Sunday!

Written by Becker on September 7, 2011

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