I'll be speaking at the June 27 event below in Pueblo.
Community gardens? Important, yes, by that's so2011. Add solar gardens to your vocab because they're about to rock your world.
A solar garden adapts the community garden concept but replaces tomato plants with solar panels. This sun-harvesting idea takes the power of many to lower utility bills, lessens our need for dirty forms of energy, and creates a community connection. The garden group is made up of at least 10 "subscribers" – such as residents or businesses – who buy shares of the solar power created by a centralized photovoltaic array. Subscribers receive credit from their utility company, thus reducing their energy bills. The solar array is built and maintained by the host company on a large roof or plot of land. The subscribers own the panels and have a say in major decisions.
The Sierra Club will host a presentation on solar garden opportunities in Pueblo on Wednesday, June 27 from 6:30-8:00pm at Beta Desk Center, 113 Broadway.
Joy Hughes, Founder, Solar Gardens Institute http://www.solargardens.org
CEO, Solar Panel Hosting LLC http://www.solarpanelhosting.com