The purpose of CFC's Community Education Committee is to inspire and equip local residents to lead environmentally friendly lives. We are a community resource helping homeowners to make simple changes in daily activities that will allow them to exist seamlessly in a healthy natural environment. We are especially involved in home landscaping. Community Education develops and delivers programs and materials that involve many aspects of connecting people with nature.
2017 Winter Programs
Continuing with our tradition of offering insightful programs on aspects of creating habitat and earth-friendly yard practices, we have these exciting programs planned for 2017 (Click here for the PDF):
Native Shrubs as Habitat and Host Plants
Saturday, March 11, 2017 by Connor Shaw, owner, Possibility Place Nursery
Native Plants — Greatest Hits
Saturday, March 18, 2017 by Meredith Tucker, Citizens for Conservation
Citizens for Conservation presents a native plant program of “Greatest Hits,” some favorite plants for buyers to remember at our May 6 & 7 Native Plant Sale. We will include select trees, shrubs, forbs and grasses for your consideration. These will include plants most important to our habitats as well as those that are toughest and easiest to grow. We want you to be successful!
Personal Land Restoration
Saturday, April 8, 2017 by Ders Anderson, Greenways Director, Openlands
Programs begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Barrington Village Hall and end by 11:30. Come for coffee, conversation and handouts at 9:30. We ask for registration in advance so we can plan accordingly. CFC members attend free, visitors pay $10 per program.
RSVP 847-382-SAVE (7283) or to [email protected] provide your name, phone number & program name.
If you are looking for a program for your organization, you can go to our For Groups page to see what we offer.