Maxi Container has begun working with the Sierra Club Great Lakes program to help reduce storm water runoff, and teach Detroiters about rainwater conservation. We exaplined how it is useful for your garden and your pocketbook! Melissa Damaschke visited our office a month ago to work out an arrangement where Maxi would help supply the Sierra Club Great Lakes workshops and other events with Rain Barrels. The Sierra Club Great Lakes also partnered with one of our favorite Customers, The Greening of Detroit. The Greening are long time activists in Detroit and have been at the heart of Detroit’s urban gardening movement. Their goal is to improve the quality of life in Detroit by guiding and inspiring the reforestation of Detroit’s neighborhoods. They help by educating and empowering citizens, teaching them lessons like the advantages of growing their own vegetables, rain barrels, and composting.
On Thursday March 24 at 6:30 PM at the Riverbend Community Association, Kido Pielack, from the Greening of Detroit, was there to lead the workshop. Prepared to show the attendees how to make their own rain barrels from start to finish. After he went through the complete process, the floor was opened up for questions. The crowd had many questions varying from how to use the rain barrels, the advantages of using them, and how to prevent mosquitoes. To complete the evening the Sierra Club raffled of three of our Terra Cotta Rain Barrels. Some happy attendees went home ready for spring with their new rain barrels. Also one barrel was donated to the church, which is starting a garden as well this spring. Thank you Kido and The Greening of Detroit.
Please Check out the Sierra Club Great Lakes Program Blog.
Here are some photos from the event. Enjoy!