Join a CSA! There are so many great farms in the area, and what a great way to support local agriculture, which cuts down on emissions and packaging waste by sourcing fruits, veggies and flowers locally.
The Longmont Farmers’ Market starts up April 4. Another great way to support low carbon eating, carbon sequestration, pollinators, and the local Longmont community.
Sign up for Curbside Composting! Spring is around the corner and it’s a great time for those who have not signed up for compost to subscribe in time for Spring clean-up.
The City, Longmont utilities, and Resource Central partner together to offer some great programs for Longmont residents:
- Tackle that problem area in your yard once and for all by planting a beautiful, water-wise Garden In A Box this spring. Professionally designed for Colorado yards, these kits are super easy to use and can help you save around 7,300 gallons of water over the garden’s lifetime compared to a traditional grass lawn (not to mention helping you save on your water bill). Gardens are now on sale, and Longmont residents can qualify for a $25 discount. It is estimated that this program has saved 135 million gallons of water!
- City of Longmont residents are also eligible for a no-cost Slow the Flow in-ground sprinkler inspection. The consultant will deliver a clear and actionable list of suggestions to reduce water use and runoff at each property while keeping landscapes and lawns healthy.
- Each spring, Resource Central partners with local water providers to offer seminars on the how-to's of DIY Xeriscaping, plant selection, garden design, and other sustainable landscaping practices. Seminars are offered at no cost and are open to everyone! The seminar season begins in March and goes through April. The next WaterWise seminar in Longmont is: Rain Barrels: The Basics, The Benefits, and How to Install Your Own, on April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Senior Center.
Thanks to Longmont’s Rep Jonathan Singer for sponsoring a bill to ban styrofoam!
Let’s take advantage of the great opportunities in our community to reduce our use of natural resources, and live GREENER in the process!