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Spring Refresh - Rain Garden Workshop Series

Date: 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 18:00

Rain Garden Maintenance: Hands-on Workshop

Thursday May 15th 6 PM (rain date Tuesday May 20th

Meet at George Dixon Centre (2505 Brunswick St), Halifax

Participants will:

  • Learn about and assess rain garden maintenance needs
  • Take part in hands-on work (adding mulch, soil, stones, plants; weeding; tidying)

Please bring gardening gloves and a spade or gardening shovel, and comfortable work clothes

Build a Rain Garden: Hands-on Workshop

Saturday May 24th  1 PM (rain date Saturday May 31st)

Meet at Seven Lakes Development on Alps Road in Porters Lake

Participants will:

  • Discuss material needed for building a rain garden
  • Site selection and design 
  • Take part in hands-on work (laying gravel, earth, planting, mulching)

Please bring gardening gloves and a spade or gardening shovel, and comfortable work clothes

Explore stormwater options for your home

Tuesday April 29th 6 PM 

This event is over but if you would like a tour of stormwater options please contact the EAC's Water Coordinator for more information.

Meet at 6414 Coburg Rd, Halifax: the location of Dalhousie's rain garden

Participants will:

  • Explore the rain garden and discuss rain garden design, appropriate plants and site considerations
  • Examine permeable pavement in parking lot opposite the rain garden
  • Learn about other techniques for your home (permeable pavers, infiltration strip, rain barrels) at the Stormwater Demonstration site (corner Robie and University)

Please wear comfortable walking shoes.  This tour involves a walking distance of approximately 1 KM

 

 

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