Rain Garden Workshops

Registration is open for Metro Blooms’ rain garden workshops. The Minneapolis nonprofit organizes two-part rain garden workshops across the metro area.

Professional landscape designers and master gardeners teach attendees the best techniques for planting rain gardens, which are designed to capture and slow rainwater runoff. These low-maintenance gardens contribute to improving water quality in local lakes and waterways by filtering pollutants out of rainwater. Rain gardens can also reduce stream bank erosion and preserve wildlife habitat.

The 2 part workshops cost $10 each. Attendees learn about rain gardens in the first session. When they return for part B, they’re asked to bring a sketch of their property so they can receive help from the landscape designers and gardeners for their specific spaces.

The first session of the spring was scheduled for the Southwest Community of Minneapolis. Metro Blooms experts will be at the Lynnhurst Recreation Center, 1345 W. Minnehaha Ave., 6:30 p.m. March 16. More classes will follow soon. They fill up fast, so sign up now!

Visit the Metro Blooms website and register for classes at metroblooms.org.

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