Spring Potluck Supper, March 20 — and more dates to save

Thinking ahead to Spring, here are a couple of FHIA events for your calendar.

The Spring Potluck Supper will be on Friday March 20 (5:30-8:00pm).

On Wednesday March 25 (7pm), hear from some neighbors about their experiences with heat pumps, solar panels, etc.

Both events will be at the Forest Home Chapel.  Further details to follow.

Other upcoming events of local interest:

Wednesday, March 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m. The Forest Home Chapel will present the first of its Spring 2020 series of Conversations for an Engaged Community.
“Living in the Purple Zone: communicating with people who have very different opinions from yours.” Jeff Shepardson, professional mediator and Director of Conflict Transformation Services of Central New York, will lead an hour-long workshop helping us find pathways to positive conversations.

Saturday, March 7, 4:00pm at the Forest Home Chapel
Concert by Forest Home Baroque Chamber Players

* Beth Kelly, baroque flute
Aika Ito, baroque violin
Zoe Weiss, viola da gamba
* Lizzy Lyon, baroque cello
* Matthew Hall, harpsichord

*indicates Forest Home resident

Music by Francois Couperin and Dietrich Buxtehude played on period instruments.
Admission is free; donation accepted.
Reception following the concert in the basement of the chapel.

Saturday, April 4, 10:00 AM -3:00 PM at Boynton Middle School
Climate Wise Gardening: An Earthkeeping Fair
FREE! Over 30 demonstrations, exhibits, and talks on how to adapt your garden practices in the time of climate change:

  • Create a rain garden or swale to deal with flooding or wet areas
  • Modify your lawn for less mowing and more plants
  • Choose pollinator and bird-friendly perennials and shrubs
  • Use cover crops to enrich soil while reducing erosion and weeds
  • Healthy soil is key – best ways to improve without chemical fertilizer
  • Free soil pH testing – bring a dry sample from your garden
  • Lyme disease, invasive pests, tomato blight – what to do!
  • Free tree and shrub seedlings to take home

Spring Brush and Leaf Pickup begins Monday, April 13.
The Town of Ithaca Public Works Department will be picking up yard waste (brush, leaves, pine needles, dead flowers, garden waste, and grass clippings). All yard waste must be at the roadside by 7 a.m. on the first day of collection. See http://www.town.ithaca.ny.us/Quick-News/january2020townofithacanewsletter for more details.