Rain Garden Workshop on June 14th

kesflowerJune 12, 2008

I just heard about this and thought some people here might be interested. They've still got lots of spots left!

-Ruth

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT IN YOUR BACKYARD

RAIN GARDEN WORKSHOP-TRAINING SESSIONS AND PLANTING

Friday/Saturday-June 13 and 14 (see specific times below)

In conjunction with the 2nd Annual Farm Fun Day sponsored by Frederick County Farm Bureau

If you ever wanted to learn how to design and install a rain garden on your own property, this is a great opportunity. Space is still available -- plus we need volunteers to help with the planting.

What is a rain garden?

A rain garden is a landscaped, shallow depression that is designed to intercept, treat, and infiltrate stormwater at the source before it becomes runoff. Native plants that help retain pollutants are used, and rain gardens at this scale are designed to be both attractive and easy to maintain (homeowner friendly).

What are the benefits of rain gardens?

Rain gardens reduce the stormwater runoff to our local streams.

Rain gardens improve water quality.

Rain gardens help to recharge the groundwater.

Rain gardens replace areas that require mowing with attractive landscape features.

There are many options available in terms of participating in this workshop

You can attend any of the training sessions, come help with the planting, or both.

Session 1: Stormwater management overview and how these small homeowner projects can make a difference

Where: The Herds Inn at Hedgbrook Farm-688 Shady Elm Rd. Winchester, VA

When: Friday June 13, 7:00PM-8:30PM

Session 2: Rain garden design, site selection, site preparation and maintenance

Where: The Herds Inn at Hedgbrook Farm-688 Shady Elm Rd. Winchester, VA

When: Saturday June 14, 8:00AM-9:30AM

Rain Garden Planting

Where: The Herds Inn at Hedgbrook Farm-688 Shady Elm Rd. Winchester, VA

When: Saturday June 14, 9:45AM-Noon (lunch provided)

To RSVP or obtain additional information contact:

Jim Lawrence at 667-0761 or JIML@crosslink.net

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