February 15, 2013
Garden District Tour of Sustainable Homes
The Garden District Civic Association continues its home tour tradition by hosting the Tour of Sustainable Homes and Gardens on Saturday April 20, 2013 from 2 to 5pm. The tour will feature 6 Garden District homes whose residents live in ways that save money and minimize their environmental impacts by conserving energy, growing their own food, and reducing waste. Tour participants will be inspired, motivated, or at least, entertained and educated by visiting with these homeowners and viewing their efforts and home features.
The Tour Homes include a mix of styles (bungalows, craftsman, cottage, and ranch) imbedded in traditional, semi-modern and eclectic landscapes. Homeowners are linked by a shared interest in sustainable living. Each home includes a unique subset of the following features:
- Energy conservation through home weatherization of windows and attics, solar power, energy efficient appliances, solar screens, clothes lines, and alternative fuel vehicles;
- Food production from vegetable gardens, fruit trees, edible landscapes and urban livestock
- Water ...
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