What To Do With A Downpour: Ornamental Ways To Handle Rainwater
Wednesday, 5 April 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Presented by Sean James:
Urban Development has resulted in large areas of impermeable surfaces leading to poor water quality and erosion as well as drying out of the creeks during droughts. Techniques will be discussed to aid in infiltrating rainwater into the soil while beautifying your landscapes and allowing a more unusual palette of plants to be used. Rain Gardens can be a beautiful addition to any yard and allow the planting of some truly interesting plants. They also help the environment by infiltrating water to clean it and restore the water table and base-flow (the water that seeps through the ground to our creeks). We'll cover how to design and build a rain garden including placement, construction and plant choices.
Sean James Bio:
Gardening has been Sean James’ hobby and profession for over 30 years. A graduate of Niagara Parks, a public speaker, frequent guest on radio gardening shows, writer, teacher and environmentalist, Sean focuses on eco-gardening techniques, which makes sense since he grew up surrounded by nature near Crawford Lake. He sits on several environmental committees, has appeared on several television and radio shows and runs Sean James Consulting & Design.
When & Where
Healthy Landscapes and Guelph-Wellington Master Gardeners
Guelph-Wellington Master Gardeners: https://guelphwellingtonmastergardeners.wildapricot.org/