Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Brodhead Watershed Assn: June 26 Master Gardener Rain Garden Workshop In Monroe

On June 26, Penn State Master Gardeners of Monroe County will hold a workshop about rain gardens, at ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, Cherry Lane Road, Analomink, Monroe County.
The workshop is held in conjunction with Brodhead Watershed Association.  The agenda for the workshop includes--
-- Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.
-- 9:30 a.m.: “Reasons for Planting a Rain Garden” by Master Gardener Bob Stalcoskie
What is a rain garden? Why should you plant one? Learn about these useful and beautiful gardens’ environmental benefits and how to promote their biodiversity.
-- 10 a.m.: “Selecting Plants for a Rain Garden” by Master Gardener Amy Girardi
Rain gardens beautify your landscape, control stormwater, and add wildlife value.  But there are special considerations when selecting plants for your rain garden.
-- 10:30 to 11 a.m.: “Building a Rain Barrel” by Master Gardener Cathy Little
We will guide you through the process of constructing your own fully functioning rain barrel – a useful device to conserve water for your garden.
These presentations are free to the public. A $5 donation would be appreciated to cover the cost of printed handouts and garden supplies.  There will be a limited number of rain barrels available for sale after the presentation, for $25.
For information on this and other Penn State Extension events and directions to the garden, call the Monroe County Extension office at 570-421-6430 or send email to:
For information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming programs, visit the Brodhead Watershed Association website.

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