Yet another learning opportunity — rain gardens

Editor’s note: we just learned that both workshops are already full. We’re glad there’s so much interest in rain gardens, and we’ll let you know about future opportunities.

A residential raingarden

A residential rain garden

By Betty Struckhoff

Here’s an opportunity to learn more about native landscaping from one of the most knowledgeable people in our area. On Wednesday, February 25, our own Scott Woodbury, Curator of native plants at Shaw Nature Reserve, will present the first in a series of hands-on workshops on Rainscaping: Designing for Easier Maintenance. This series is sponsored by the Deer Creek Watershed Alliance.

Raingardens are a perfect technique to reduce stormwater runoff while attracting butterflies and other native wildlife.

Participants may attend one session from 4:00-5:30 pm and/or another session from 6:00-7:30 pm. Each stand-alone session will include different information and hands-on activities. Refreshments will be served between the sessions. The workshop will be held at Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS).

There is no charge for attendance, but space is limited and appears to be filling up fast. Start your plans for a new or improved rain garden by registering online (scroll down).

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  1. What’s the difference between the sessions? As a typical office worker the later session better matches the 8am – 6pm work day.

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