Workshops and Community Events

table at eventAt Stamberger Outreach, we believe people learn new things through hands-on experience, social interactions, and examples we set for each other, as well as traditional classroom lectures. 

We are experts at bringing communities together to learn from and encourage each other to make changes that benefit the environment and the livability of shared neighborhoods.  We use Community Based Social Marketing techniques at our workshops and other community events to increase participation and public awareness, gain commitments to trying out new behaviors, create new social norms and collect behavior change data to make our programs more effective.

Our experience with watershed friendly gardening workshops and community events includes:

  • Developing and teaching workshops to encourage environmentally friendly gardening practices, including rain gardening, naturescaping, natural lawn care, natural pest control, downspout disconnection and backyard wildlife habitat
  • Coordinating neighborhood rain garden raffles, bike tours, and installation block parties to raise awareness of rain gardens and bring neighbors together to learn about rain gardens hands-on
  • Scheduling, coordinating and advertising events, including direct mailings, newpaper and online advertisement, sponsors, donations, catering, door-prizes and raffles, etc.
  • Coordinating and leading volunteer tree planting, invasive weed removal and other restoration maintenance activities
  • School assemblies and presentations and hands-on stewardship events, including large-scale Earth Day events
  • Coordinating large-scale neighborhood block parties including landscaping tours, scavenger hunts, vendors and tables from other organizations
  • Presenting and tabling at community events including neighborhood association meetings, information fairs, farmers’ markets, garden club meetings, and other community group events

See our Schools and Service Learning Page for more examples of our community engagement projects.

rain garden tour

Jamie leads residents on a tour of local rain gardens.

workshop activity

Jamie demonstrates a soil drainage test.