Workshops to wean yards off chemicals

More than 85 residents have attended the City of Kelowna’s Pesticide Free workshops to learn about natural and less toxic yard care alternatives.

More than 85 residents have attended the City of Kelowna’s Pesticide Free workshops to learn about natural and less toxic yard care alternatives.

Kelowna residents interested in attending are urged to register for one of two remaining workshops, online at kelowna.ca/environment.

Remaining dates and times to choose from are:

• Wednesday, June 1, (6 to 8 p.m.)

• Saturday, June 18, (1 to 3 p.m.)

The series of eight workshops have explored how to solve pest problems with natural products and provide biological alternatives to chemicals, including beneficial bugs such as nematodes. Questions are welcomed throughout the sessions.

The city’s Pesticide Free workshops are held at the EECO Centre, located in Mission Creek Regional Park, 2363A Springfield Rd.

To choose a date and register for a workshop, see the website kelowna.ca/environment, email pesticidefree@kelowna.ca or call 250-469-8881.

Last call for downtown

The City of Kelowna will make one last call for residents interested in participating in the Downtown Plan Charrette.

This collaborative workshop, to be held June 7 to 11, with teams of professionals and community representatives who will focus on creating a 10-year plan for the Kelowna’s downtown.

“Participants from the public at large must be available on the evenings on Tuesday, June 7, and Wednesday, June 8, to establish the conceptual design parameters for the plan,” said project manager, Andrew Gibbs.

“Residents who cannot participate at this conceptual stage of the charrette will still have an opportunity to be heard.

“The design space at the Royal Anne Hotel will be open throughout the week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for anyone to come by and view and make comment on the work in progress.”

Space is limited; residents will be randomly selected and notified by May 31.

Register at kelowna.ca/mydowntown or call 250-469-8647.

 

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