Rain or Shine This Garden Can Thrive
Workshop Offered on Saturday
March 03, 2014
While it may be cold outside now, warmer weather and the prime planting season here in north Florida are just around the corner. The City of Tallahassee invites you to a free Rain Garden Workshop at Native Nurseries on Saturday, March 8, at 10 a.m.
During the workshop, you will learn how to manage the pollution from stormwater running off your roof while beautifying your property at the same time with rain gardens! Amanda Dorsett, MS, water quality researcher at FAMU and Chief Scientific Officer for Waterway Ecologics Inc., will give a step-by-step presentation that will make installing a rain garden simple – even for beginners. Native Nurseries staff will also be on hand to help gardeners select hardy native plant species that will thrive in the alternately dry and soggy conditions that characterize rain gardens.
The City of Tallahassee’s Think About Personal Pollution program will reimburse up to $175 for the cost of plants, compost and mulch to homeowners who reside in within the City limits and who install rain gardens. A reimbursement application is available at www.tappwater.org.
For more information, contact Karen Rubin at 891-8754. You can also learn more by visiting www.tappwater.org or liking TAPP on Facebook. For more information about the City’s other green initiatives, visit Talgov.com/EPER or like Go Green Tallahassee on Facebook.
Karen Rubin, Think About Personal Pollution, 891-8754; or Lizzy Kelley, Communications Department, 891-8533
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