Rain Garden Workshop
On Saturday March 24th the RRSEP held a workshop on small-scale rain gardens for the home owner. Twenty-five Master Gardeners, garden club members, and others with interest in gardens, landscaping and conservation attended. The morning session consisted of presentations on the purpose of raingardens, how a rain garden functions, how to build a rain garden, native plants that are suitable for use in raingardens, and calculating the drainage area and size of a rain garden. After lunch the participants went outside and completed a raingarden on the County Office Building property.
|The raingarden was dug and filled with biofilter soil beforehand.||Kristel Riddervold spoke about the Greenleaf Park rain garden.|
|Rain garden plants anxiously await their fate.||Greg Harper gives a pep talk before the work begins.|
|Repp Glaettli (center) directed the planting.||Cooperative Extension's Peter Warren plants the first shrub.|
|An elbow in the downspout sends roof runoff into the garden.||Cobbles line a channel carrying runoff into the garden.|
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