Come learn about rain gardens at the Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show March 21 and 22
Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm, Booth C51.
Rain gardens are beautiful landscaping features that capture, hold and soak in runoff from storms. They are specifically designed for areas where rain water habitually pools or to which it is deliberately channeled. Their loose, deep soils and deep-rooted native plants absorb water and filter pollutants. Rain gardens keep our rivers, lakes and streams clean.
Workshop: Plant A Rain Garden – Keep our Rivers Clean, One Garden at a Time
Saturday, 1:00 pm, Building E
Join us for a rain garden workshop. We’ll talk about the benefits of Rain Gardens and how to build and plant one. You don’t need any special equipment – just a yard, a spade, compost and a few plants. Bring your questions. Take the information home and start your own! Featuring Susan Bryan, Rain Garden Coordinator for the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office.
Can’t make the talk? Stop by Booth C51 to ask the experts! Catie Wytychek, from the Washtenaw County Rain Garden Program and Drew Lathin of Creating Sustainable Landscapes will share some “deep-rooted” tips and resources on site and plant selection, garden layout, installation, and maintenance. You can take home some native plant seeds. And we’ll have special information for lake front property owners.
Ask Our Experts:
Saturday, 12:30-4:00 pm, Catie Wytychek, Washtenaw County Rain Garden Program Coordinator
Sunday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Drew Lathin, Owner, Creating Sustainable Landscapes
Admission is $5, children ages 12 and under are admitted for free. For FREE tickets from HRWC contact Pam Labadie.