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Workshop: Native Plants, Rain Gardens and Lawn Care for Water Quality

April 10, 2013 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Whether you’re interested in a smaller native planting or want to transform your whole yard into a force for clean water, this Friends of the Mississippi River workshop can get you started!

Home lawn and garden practices significantly impact the health of the Mississippi River. This workshop takes a how-to approach, suggesting local resources and quickly covering the most relevant information so you can begin taking steps to protect water quality this gardening season. We will discuss:

-landscaping with native plant species
-the proper use of lawn fertilizer
-rain barrels
-backyard composting
-soil testing
-creating a rain garden
-additional innovative approaches to managing stormwater

Preregistration is required and is available here.


April 10, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm