Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Rain Garden Class on April 17th

Rain Gardens: A Tool for Storm Water Management
Barry Robinson, Montgomery County Extension Agent for the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Kim Steika, Landscape Architecture Project Coordinator for the Community Design Assistance Center will demonstrate how rain gardens can serve as an effective tool for storm water management. Several examples from around Blacksburg will be discussed. Using material from the Virginia Department of Forestry’s Technical Guide to Rain Gardens, the instructors will cover basic components for rain garden design and implementation for a small-scale rain garden in your back yard. $20; includes a CD of the VDOF Technical Guide to Rain Gardens. Class is Friday, April 17 from 3:30 - 5pm at the Y Center. Register at the YMCA at Virginia Tech.


Gita said...

You might be interested in another new resource, Rain Gardening in the South: Ecologically Designed Gardens for Drought, Deluge & Everything in Between, a lovely how-to guide for home gardeners interested in water-wise gardening. In addition to content on design, installation and care-taking of rain gardens, there are extensive plant lists and trouble shooting tips for gardeners in southern climates. Available at www.enopublishers.org or at bookstores.

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