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June 2020

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Water Catchment & Irrigation

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $10

Learn methods for collecting and storing rainwater for future use. This workshop will help you think through the steps you need to take to ensure your garden receives adequate water. We will explore when, how much and how often we need to water, strategies to efficiently water the garden and methods to collect and store rainwater for future use.

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July 2020

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Leveraging Media & Communicating Your Vision

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Detroit Future City, 2990 West Grand Boulevard Suite 2
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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Free – $10

  Getting the word out about your project can be hard. In this workshop, participants will learn best practices for communicating your vision. Participants will learn best practices for contacting media and making elevator pitches, along with general marketing advice and social media tips. Identification of different media sources will be included in the workshop, along with communication “do’s and don’ts”.

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August 2020

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Planting Techniques

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free – $10

This workshop will teach participants the proper techniques for planting the common sizes of different perennials and trees. We will cover how to plant a seed, bulb, plug, quart and gallon pots, bare-root trees, and balled + burlap trees. Proper watering methods will also be discussed. The hands-on component will involve planting exercises in a I-do, we-do, you-do format.

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September 2020

Working with Lots Workshop Series: Bench Building

September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop will walk individuals through the process of constructing a simple wood bench. The hands-on component will include guiding attendees through the different aspects of the construction process, including marking and sawing lumber, drilling holes, assembling a bench, etc. Participants will have the option to choose between using hand tools or power tools.

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