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Princeton NJ Events

Events for Saturday May 8, 2021

Gardening with Rain Barrels, The Watershed

Saturday May 8, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kit Pick up - May 5

While the rainfall is plentiful now, in several months we'll be eager for additional water for our vegetable and flower gardens. Capturing and reusing rainwater for your gardens using a rain barrel is an easy way of controlling stormwater and helping to reduce local flooding. Pick up your kit and join us for the virtual workshop for all the instructions you need to build, install and maintain a rain barrel.

The workshop requires some light use of tools and will be guided by Watershed staff. You will need the following tools at home to build the barrel: disposable gloves for applying silicone/caulk, and channel locks, or an 8- or 10-inch adjustable wrench. The $50 registration fee includes all materials needed for the rain barrel, but you will need to acquire the tools listed above on your own prior to the build. The fee is per barrel, so groups of multiple people can build one barrel for $50.

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Buttons: Art in Miniature, New Jersey State Button Society

Saturday May 8, 2021
1:00 PM

Presentation by Simone Carbonneau-Kincaid, a historian, archeologist, and the author of many articles on buttons. Formerly the president of the Idaho State Button Society, she is assistant editor of the National Button Society Bulletin. Also presenting are Annie Frazier and Johnson Frazier of Newport, New Jersey, Barbara Fox of Princeton, Sara Howell of New Hope, Pennsylvania; and Theresa Heulitt of Manchester, New Jersey. Via Zoom. Register.

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