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Practical Rain Gardens - Hands-on Demonstration Project

Facilitated by Jeff Adams Principal, Terrasophia Ecological Design and Consultation in collaboration with EarthDance Farm

Practical strategies to make best use of rainwater in the landscape will be applied following an ecological design, or permaculture, perspective. Safely welcoming water into your landscape helps nurture your plants and the surrounding communities. Creating spaces for water running off roofs, driveways and other impervious surfaces to slow down, spread out, and soak into vegetated landscape features can be a cost-effective way to protect water quality, mitigate stormwater and water supply impacts, and grow multi-functional plants using less drinking water for irrigaiton

During this hands-on workshop we will create a functionally integrated and aesthetic rainwater harvesting landscape at the Earth Dance headquarters, highlighting multi-functional, climate appropriate plants, and healthy soils. Working together to accomplish a common goal helps build community and a sense of empowerment for what a small group working collectively can accomplish. Participants will leave with the tools and experience to begin their own rainwater harvesting landscape projects.

Location: 223 S. Dade Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135

More information and registration available through EarthDance Farm

Later Event: September 5
UNM Watershed Field Studies