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Join United by Blue, the Philadelphia Water Department, and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful for an evening of trash talking, community tabling, food and drink at the historic Fairmount Water Works. Hear the latest news about how city government, the School District, and nonprofits are all moving us towards being a litter free and Zero Waste city. Beer provided by Saint Benjamin Brewing Company. Snacks and coffee to be prepared by Lisa Brayda and Jeff Carr, cafe and restaurant managers of United by Blue's new and soon-to-open flagship location.
Where: Fairmount Water Works at 640 Waterworks Drive, 19130
When: October 25, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $10
Want a rain barrel? This workshop will help you understand how it works and how to get one free, plus find discounts for downspout planters, rain gardens and permeable planters.
Where: Fishtown Library at 1217 E. Montgomery Ave. 19125
When: October 23, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free