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Creating Rain Gardens

Date:
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Alison Moreno
Email:
Phone:
510-548-3402
Address:
2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Location Details:
Ecology Center
2530 San Pablo Ave,
Berkeley, CA

Learn how to collect rain to reuse in your front or backyard. Water conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher will talk about their new book, Creating Rain Gardens, covering everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. The authors walk homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and ephemeral ponds—the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season interest and a habitat for wildlife, Creating Rain Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home.
Added to the calendar on Sat, Apr 28, 2012 8:22PM
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