A practical 1.5 day short course for
landscapers, designers, maintenance care providers and volunteers
Have you been hearing the buzz about rain gardens? Come to this workshop to learn what they are, how they work, and how to install them. This 1.5 day workshop will start with a classroom session, then conclude with an actual installation of a rain garden. Instructors are from the University of Connecticut NEMO program and the University of Rhode Island Outreach Center.
Thursday, March 29 (classroom) 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Friday, March 30 (field installation) 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Kelly Middle School, 25 Mahan Drive, Norwich, CT
Private sector $25
Municipal/nonprofit/private citizen $20
Seating is limited, so please register by Friday March 23, 2012.
Or contact Michael Dietz at
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Rain gardens are vegetated areas designed and built to accept stormwater runoff from surfaces including rooftops, roads and compacted soils. Rain gardens are increasingly being used by homeowners and municipalities to reduce the impact of stormwater on local waterways and the Long Island Sound.