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Rain Garden Education, 3-01-2016

Rain Garden Class and Installation

9-10am Lecture in the Community Hall

10am-1pm (or as long as it takes!) Installation in the east lawn Tuesday, March 1st

Location: 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas 75229

A Rain Garden is a planted shallow depression in the landscape that collects and stores rainwater runoff from roofs and other impervious surfaces until it can infiltrate the soil. Also known as bioretention areas, rain gardens are planted with appropriate hardy and attractive plants to provide color and beauty to the landscape and help conserve water and protect streams and rivers from pollution and erosion. Our training will prepare you to capture and conserve rainwater in a beautiful garden.

Led by specialists from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service:

Dr. Fouad Jaber, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in Integrated Water Resources Management, and Dr. Dotty Woodson, Extension Program Specialist, Water Resources

You will learn:

  • Site selection
  • Design considerations
  • Materials Needed
  • Appropriate plant choices for Dallas County

Open to the public. Stay for just the class or help as long as you can in the garden – all are welcome. The class will also qualify as Master Gardener education hours.

In case of rain, please check dallasgardenbuzz.com for further information.

 

More About our Rainwater Cistern Installation Class on October 15, 2015

Consider this an introduction by Dr. Dotty Woodson for our class Thursday.  We are looking forward to installing our rain cisterns at Midway Hills Christian Church and teaching the how-tos so that you can set up rainwater harvesting at your home or office and save water.

Date: Thursday, October 15

Time: 10am-12noon

Place: 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas 75229

Who: All are welcome!

Cost: $10 per person

Learn How to Harvest Rainwater for your Landscape

Rainwater Cistern Installation Class

10 am-12 noon, Thursday, October 15th

Location: Courtyard at 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas 75229

Cost: $10 at the door

Our Rainwater Harvesting training will prepare you to catch the rain that runs off your roof and utilize it for your landscape.

Dr. Dotty Woodson, Texas AgriLife Extension Service Water Resources Specialist, and Tony Rizo of Organic Options, Inc and an accredited Rain Harvesting professional with American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA), will demonstrate how to set up a rain catchment system for your home or commercial building.

You will learn:

  • Site selection
  • Materials Needed
  • How to attach the cistern to existing gutters to catch rain
  • How to comply with city code for rainwater harvesting

 

Checks for the $10 fee should be made payable to DCMG.

The class will also qualify as Master Gardener education hours.

In case of rain, please check dallasgardenbuzz.com for further information.

 

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