Horticulture Corner: Rain Gardens
Join Daria Wicks as she shares ways to rescue the rain by creating a beautiful, beneficial garden that purifies toxic runoff. She will discuss the benefits of a rain garden, as well as a few fundamental build instructions.
A rain garden is a depressed area in the landscape that collects rain water from a roof, driveway or street and allows it to soak into the ground. Planted with grasses and flowering perennials, rain gardens can be a cost-effective and beautiful way to reduce runoff from your property. Rain gardens can also help filter out pollutants in runoff and provide food and shelter for butterflies, song birds, and other wildlife.
Daria Wicks is a recently retired pharmaceutical researcher whose career focus has been on wellbeing, both our personal wellbeing and the wellbeing of our environment. During the last year to 18 months, she has worked to identify cost-efficient ways to improve our immediate surroundings and contribute to the wellbeing of our waterways. Through this work, she became interested in rain gardens as a way to enhance our surroundings and contribute to the improvement of our waterways.
This program will be offered in-person at the Garden Club and simultaneously on Zoom.
The program is free and open to the public.