Discover what can be done to leave a positive impact on the environment right from home, and have fun while doing it, with the help of Content Magazine’s partner Bay Maples at Content LAB: Wood + Water. Learn how to effectively redistribute water in artful ways to maximize impact and store the excess for later.
Following the discussion on water, guests will be invited to build their own insect hotel. Some may be thinking, “Aren’t insects pests?” Actually, not all of them are. The right insects will enhance a garden and keep away unwanted critters. The professionals at Bay Maples will share information about the benefits of local insects and what natural elements will keep those insects around. The best part is that these insect hotels can be pieces of art for a garden.
Items will be provided for the hotels; however guests are also invited to bring some items of their own to add a personal touch. Suggested items include: pine cones, seed pods, bark, twigs, dried flowers, dried vines, bamboo, cardboard tubing (ie. paper towel tube), broken pottery/tiles, burlap/canvas, wood scraps (as long as they aren’t pressure treated), dried reeds/grasses, corrugated cardboard, plastic water/soda bottles, roofing tiles, driftwood, moss, rope/twine, acorns/nut shells, and any other funky, natural objects.
Bay Maples creates low-impact, water-saving gardens that resemble the natural California landscape through the use of native plants, recycled or repurposed materials, and irrigation strategies involving graywater and rainwater catchment. Read more about Bay Maples and founder Alan Hackler, who were featured in Issue 9.1 “Find.”
The Content LAB series inspires, creates, and connects the creative community.
$75 – General Admission
$60 – Early Bird General Admission (before 6/23)
$45 – Content Subscribers (with email code)
$30 – Students (ID check at entry)
Event tickets include: intro to water preservation and redistribution, personal insect hotel creation, dinner, open bar, beer tasting, and entertainment.