Back Yard Eco Tour on July 16

“One does not act rightly towards one’s fellows if one does not know how to act rightly toward the earth.” –Liberty Hyde Bailey, The Holy EarthNew England aster

Here is a worthy summer break from politics: Our Tredyffrin Back Yard Eco Tour returns for a second year,  by popular demand, on July 16.

We will be visiting 8 properties, different from last year but with similar objectives of gardening in an earth-friendly manner.

Below are complete details.  Plus, here is a flyer you can download and use for inviting friends to carpool with you on this year’s circuit.

2011 Tredyffrin Back Yard Eco Tour
Great Environmental Ideas From Your Neighbors
Monarch butterfly on milkweedTour eight delightful locations in and around Tredyffrin and talk with property owners who are beautifying their yards while improving the environment.
Learn how to save $$ on fertilizers, herbicides, lawn care & maintenance.
Have more time to enjoy your yard, in harmony with nature.

DATE: Saturday, July 16th Rain or shine
TIME: 10 am to 4 pm (arrive & depart on your own schedule)

Get practical ideas you can apply in your own yard:

  • Tour new Penn Medicine at Valley Force’s green roof, rain gardens and meadow
  • Discover easy organic vegetable gardening
  • See and learn about locally native plants
  • Hear how to create a certified wildlife habitat
  • See a rain garden that controls stormwater
  • Learn about geothermal energy for homes
  • Learn how to compost lawn and home waste
  • See a honeybee hive and learn about attracting native bees

STARTING LOCATION: Purchase your “badge” and get map & directions at Tredyffrin Township Library parking lot, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford/Wayne, PA 19087 from 9:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

COST: $10 per adult, children under 18 free

Please pre-register for the Eco Tour to help us know how many participants we’ll have and how many copies to make of the educational handouts. Click HERE to pre-register for the tour.

Please forward to your friends, neighbors, garden clubs, watershed groups and all others. Everyone is welcome.

Organized as a community service by the Tredyffrin Township Democratic Committee.

A non-political event: all welcome. For information, email

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