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September 8, 2017
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Time Details:
Check-In begins at 10:00 a.m.
Des Moines South Side Library
Waukee, IA 50263
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Rainscaping Workshop- Rain Gardens & Soil Health

Friday, September 8, 2017

Rain gardens are shallow depressions made in yards that are planted with flowers and where the rain water will soak into soils. Soil health in lawns can be improved by decompacting and adding soil amendments. Expand your business services by learning about these sustainable stormwater practices that homeowners can use in their yards to soak up rainwater and help to protect neighborhood streams. Topics Covered ? The connection between rain gardens, soil health, protecting the quality of local streams in neighborhood watersheds ? Rain garden location, design, materials, plant selection, installation, maintenance, and case studies ? Decompaction and soil amendments used to improve the health of new and existing lawns ? Local cost share and rebate programs available from the Polk Soil and Water Conservation District and some Des Moines area cities Registration Fee: $50