Friday, April 23, 2010
GARBAGE GARAGE OPEN HOUSE
I will be at the Garbage Garage on Saturday to help celebrate their Earth Day Open HOuse. I will be running a workshop for a fence mural made of recycled items. Here is a press release for the event:
Who says learning about trash isn’t fun? Not visitors to the Garbage Garage, Larimer County’s waste and recycling education center. Adults and kids of all ages are invited to come see for themselves and celebrate Earth Day at an open house scheduled for Saturday, April 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fun, food, games, and activities such as making a methane collector, composting demonstrations, and creating art from trash–as well as giveaways--await visitors. Local magician Cody Landstrom will once again provide entertainment. Be there for the unveiling of the Center’s newest interactive educationl exhibit, “History of Trash,” which depicts how trash has been handled through the centuries. Professionally designed and created by Plaid Dog Studios in Loveland, visitors will see that trash and garbage disposal has an interesting history and will continue to be an issue in the future as well.
In addition, the other colorful and educational displays that teach the three “Rs,” reducing, reusing, and recycling will help visitors learn more about how to manage their trash. Learn how a solar collector works and take a walk through the trash tunnel. Patty Packrat, the Garbage Garage “spokesrat,” is seen on several displays, leading the visitor through the maze of fun and interesting exhibits.
The Garbage Garage is located at the Larimer County Landfill on S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins, about two miles south of Harmony Road. There is never an entrance fee. Those who can’t make it to the open house but want to check out the Garbage Garage at another time should call (970) 498-5772 to schedule a tour, or drop by during regular hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.larimer.org/solidwaste.