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Rain Garden Workshop - Feburary 17, 2009


Rain Garden Workshop

When: February 17, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Lancaster County Extension Office
444 Cherry Creek Road
Lincoln, NE

Program: This is a technical training session on rain garden basics.
Information will be presented on how to design, install, and plant residential rain gardens.

Description: Are you interested in installing a rain garden for a client or on your own property, but you donít know where to start? This workshop will take you through all of the steps from planning, design, implementation, and maintenance. Participants will receive the information required to design and build a residential sized rain garden. This presentation is dedicated to showing how to make it simple and yet have a high success rate for a functional rain garden.

Topics Discussed: Stormwater runoff in residential landscapes; rain garden definition, how they work, case studies on rain garden importance, basics of design, installation, plants, aesthetics, and maintenance concerns; along with a review of other rain harvesting methods.

Who Should Attend: Landscape designers, Master Gardener Volunteers, landscaping foremen, horticulturalists, and those interested in building a residential rain garden.

Time: 8:30 a.m. Ė 12:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.) Refreshments provided.

This program is sponsored by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and the City of Lincoln, NE.

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