Back by popular demand, our Sunday Speaker Series for 2014 will take place on the fourth Sunday in February, March, and April.
These informative, entertaining presentations will feature experts from within the neighborhood and community.
Admission is free; donations are welcome. Presented by the District 10 Como Community Council's Environment Committee.
Sunday, February 23 - The Bird Man of Lauderdale
1:00pm, Newman-Benson Chapel at Lyngblomsten (1415 Almond Avenue)
Author Clay Christensen will share anecdoates and information from his new book about the birds of Lauderdale and Como Park.
Sunday, March 23 - Re-envisioning our Energy Future: Energy Efficiency and Solar in the Como Community
1:00pm, Historic Streetcar Station (1224 Lexington Parkway North)
Power from the sun? The wind? What are the options for an urban neighborhood like Como? What's happening right now, and what can happen in the future? Join us for an informative panel discussion moderated by Timothy DenHerder-Thomas from Cooperative Energy Futures, and featuring the experiences of Como neighbors who have started down the green energy path.
Sunday, April 27 - Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Garden Habitat
1:00pm, Twin Cities German Immersion School "Aula" - former church building (1031 Como Avenue)
Heather Holm covers the types of native pollinators that visit our gardens and shares tips on how we can foster all parts of their life cycles, including providing food, water, and nesting habitat. Holm is the autor of the newly-released book "Pollinators of Native Plants," and is the owner of a small landscape design and consulting businesses, specializing in native landscapes.
Deepa Nirmal, a Como Park neighbor, will share her personal experience in making her yard and garden greener and more pollinator-friendly.
Frank Dolejsi, Ramsey County Master Gardener, will present information on free resources available through the Master Gardener program.
Get a jump start on garden season from this informative panel discussion!