Living Green in Creston

The Living Green in Creston Committee focuses on environmental stewardship in the Creston Neighborhood.

 

CONNECT & GET INVOLVED 

  • Join the Living Green in Creston Committee. LGC meets every 2nd Tuesday at 6:30pm. We typically meet at Briggs Park, weather depending. Please contact us if you’d like to attend!
  • Join the Living Green Facebook group! With 300 members and counting, the LGC Facebook group offers posts every day about plants, nature, the environment, and more!
  • Attend an event! LGC presents workshops, plant exchanges, hands-on work days, and more! If we have any upcoming events scheduled, they’ll be listed at the bottom of this page. 

THE LIVING GREEN READING LIST

This is an informal list of educational resources (books, podcasts, videos, & more!) put together by members of the Living Green in Creston Committee. Check it out!

THE CRESTON NATIVE PLANTS INITIATIVE

The Creston Native Plants Initiative aims to encourage Creston neighbors to grow native plants.

Native plants are defined as plants that were here prior to European colonization.  Native plants provide habitat and food for wildlife such as birds, support pollinators, retain and clean water, and help clean the air.

Did you know that many of our native insects are considered specialists whose larvae can only eat certain native plant species? One popular example of this is the Monarch Butterfly and its dependence on milkweed (though there are many other examples of this in nature).

Grow native plants and watch your garden come to life!

Do you have a native garden and want to support the Creston Native Plants Initiative? Buy a yard sign for your garden! 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Check out these free programs presented by the Creston Community Garden

  • COMPOSTING WORKSHOP | Saturday, October 23, 10am – 1pm – Creston Community Garden (205 Carrier NE) | Learn the basics of how to start composting in your home and help reduce 40% of greenhouse gas emissions that come from food waste!
  • SEED SAVING WORKSHOP | Saturday, November 6, 10am – 1pm – Creston Community Garden (205 Carrier NE) | Learn about the importance of seeds and how to start saving and sharing them for the following growing season. Also learn where we will have two seed libraries where these seeds can be stored and shared throughout our community.

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