Monday, March 14, 2011

RG 101 - Residential Rain Garden Design for Homeowners Workshop

May 6, 2011 
Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center
252 Poplar Grove Road
Boone, NC 28607
To Register: contact Wendy Patoprsty at 264-3061, or email
Registration Fee is $20

About the workshop:
As homeowners and property managers become more aware of the issues of stormwater management many of them are choosing to manage the runoff from their homes and businesses with rain gardens. Rain gardens are shallow depressions and serve as landscape features that can effectively collect and treat stormater and reduce localized flooding.
Rain gardens can be integrated into the existing landscape as a retrofit or be included in the initial landscaping plan. To effectively manage stormwater, rain gardens must be accurately sized and properly constructed. This 1-day workshop will present a method for sizing and designing rain gardens and detail proper construction techniques.
Workshop participants will be installing a rain garden. Participants should dress accordingly for the weather (this will take place RAIN or SHINE). Close-toed shoes are highly recommended. Bring sunblock/hats/gloves if preferred.  Lunch will be provided.

As a result of this training you will:
• Understand why stormwater needs to be managed,
• Understand the principles of rain garden location, design, construction and maintenance,
• Be able to select appropriate vegetation, and
• Design, build and plant a small rain garden.
Who Should Attend
• Homeowners
• Property Owners
• Master Gardeners
• Homeowners Association representatives
NOTE: This is a new workshop developed just for homeowners, master gardeners and other non-professionals. This is a one-day workshop and does NOT include a certification.

To Register: contact Wendy Patoprsty at 264-3061, or email
Registration Fee is $20


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