Upcoming Events

Below are a list upcoming events, both at the store and in the community. We encourage you to visit this page frequently for updates. Please join our mailing list to have event information emailed to you.

Saturday, January 24th 1:00-4:00 PM

Milk Paint Workshop

"You Can Go Green & Create Luxury Walls and Furniture with Milk Paints."

Join local Decorative Artist Stephen J. Young as he shares with you his knowledge of Milk Paints and decorative painting in this fun, informative & hands on workshop.

You will learn: The Basics of working with milk paint Tools and knowledge needed to complete your project Creating decorative wall finishes using milk paint Using Milk Paints to create beautiful furniture finishes And More! Cost: $40, a light snack will be provided Please RSVP 423.7200

To learn more about the artist please visit: Stephen's online portfolio www.stephenjyoung.com or Contact Stephen directly @ 831.689.9885 www.stephenjyoung.com

January 29th 3:00 PM SC County Take-it-Back Partnership Kick-off Event

We would like to invite you to help launchf Santa Cruz County's Take-it-Back Partnership on Thursday, January 29th at 3:00pm at Greenspace. California Integrated Waste Management Board Member and Assembly Member John Laird, Santa Cruz Mayor Cynthia Matthews and Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors Chair Neal Coonerty will join us at this media event to increase awareness of this innovative partnership

The Take-it-Back partnership in Santa Cruz will help County residents with the proper recycling of fluorescent lamps, including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Fluorescent lamps contain a minute amount of mercury which can harm the environment if the bulbs are not recycled properly. Under the program, PG&E will provide funding for a fluorescent lamp recycling program and work with the County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program to promote CFL collection opportunities and establish free and convenient collection systems for used residential CFLs.

As part of the DTSC's Take-It-Back Partnership, the fluorescent lamp recycling program will help Santa Cruz County achieve its recycling goals and avoid improper disposal of residential fluorescent lamps. Beginning in January 2009, Santa Cruz County and PG&E will work alongside thirteen local retailers, including greenspace, to establish proper CFL collection methods and procedures, so they can serve as recycling drop-off points.

Please contact Wendy Sarsfield at (831) 784-3584 or wasc@pge.com if you have any questions about this event or the pilot program.

January 31st and February 1st American Clay Workshop Suite

Saturday 01/31 9:00-4:30 PM - Fundamentals Sunday 02/01 9:00-4:30 PM - Advanced Techniques

Day 1: Fundamentals

Learn to use beautiful, natural plaster! The workshop will feature basic instruction for the "Dos Manos" application system, a 4-step trowel-on technique. Suitable for do-it-yourselfers. Please bring a trowel or purchase one at the shop! Coffee and water will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch.

Day 2: Advanced Techniques

Suitable for professionals, interested in advancing their technique. You'll learn additional compression techniques and how to incorporate Mud Glue into your project. The workshop will include a lesson about contractor-to-client communication, specific to American Clay. Suggestions for project bidding and contract composition will be covered. Please bring a trowel or purchase one at the shop! Coffee and water will be provided. Please bring a bag lunch.

Cost: Day 1 - Fundamentals: Special One Time Price! $200 / person (Normally $250) Day 2 - Advanced Techniques: Special One Time Price! $230 / person (Normally $290) 2-Day Suite: $400 / person (Normally $475)

Space is limited! Contact Amy @ greenspace to enroll: 831.423.7200

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