Learn how installing a rain garden can help protect our lakes, rivers and streams and add beauty to your property!
This workshop will focus more on helping participants new to the world of rain garden design through the process of actually designing a rain garden plan for their property and less on the background and benefits of rain gardens. This workshop will include exercises,demonstrations and resources to lead participants through the process of site selection, sizing, site preparation, and plant selection. Information on installation and maintenance will also be provided. Experts will be available to help participants through the process and answer questions.
Participants should come to workshop with the following:
1. basic site plan of their property to help staff determine the best location for a rain garden (aerial photo from Googlemaps)
2. general size of roof to help size the garden
3. basic understanding of where the water on property drains
Participants will have the option of ordering native plants at a discounted rate through the Plant Dane Native Plant Program. Visit www.ripple-effects.com/plantdane for details.
If you prefer to pay by check please mail a check made out to "Dane County Treasurer" to:
Dane Co. LWRD- Rain Garden Workshop
Attn: Christal Campbell
5201 Fen Oak Dr.
Madison, WI 53718
Fitchburg Community Center- Fitchburg Rm
5510 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711
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