Tuesday, May 6 at 7pm
Creating a Rain Garden
At Whallonsburg Grange Hall
$5 donation suggested.
A rain garden is like a bowl or basin in your yard that captures rainwater and allows it to soak into the soil instead of draining into local watersheds. As an added bonus, rain gardens are planted with an assortment of native plants so they make an attractive, low-maintenance addition to your yard.
In this workshop there will be a brief introduction to water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin, followed by a visual tour of innovative solutions to stormwater pollution. Then we’ll go through a step-by-step guide to building your own rain garden. We’ll discuss soil types, plant selection, and everything you need to know to make the water leaving your property as clean as can be!
Learn techniques and designs to plant a sustainable, water-wise garden that uses rainwater from your roof.
Workshop led by Amanda Cording, PhD candidate at UVM, researching nutrient and sediment retention in rain gardens at the UVM Outdoor Bioretention Laboratory. Amanda has also done extensive fieldwork in watershed hydrology.
- Ten Ways to Conserve Water in your Garden (troybilt.com)
- Rain Barrels and Why You Should Have One (troybilt.com)
- Rain Gardens (runoffremedies.wordpress.com)
- Special Grange Event: Timber Rattlesnakes in Folklore and Fact (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Adirondack History Center Museum 2014 Event Schedule (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)