This series of programs by local experts is back by popular demand. A guru is often thought of as a religious teacher and spiritual guide in Hinduism, but in everyday language, a guru can be a term often given to someone who is an expert in a particular field. In this context, we invite you to attend one or all of our series of programs focusing on different aspects of gardening.
Each speaker holds a wealth of knowledge regarding gardening and horticulture. You
will be encouraged to learn, have fun with plants, and test your boundaries in this series.
We invite you to learn first-hand from these knowledgeable and talented individuals. The series is a reminder that gardening and connecting with nature does not end with the
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Rain Gardens for Homeowners Workshop
Have you always wanted to learn how to select a site, install, maintain, and choose plants for your own rain garden? Then join in this workshop to learn.
Rain gardens are where form meets function, and the gutter meets the ground. Simply put, rain gardens are gardens that are specifically designed to soak up rain water, mainly from roofs, but also from driveways and patios. Rain gardens look like your everyday flower garden, but really are much more. When it rains, a rain garden fills with a few inches of water and allows the water to slowly filter into the ground, rather than running off to the storm drains. Compared to a patch of lawn, a rain garden allows about 30% more water to soak into the ground. These unique gardens add beauty to your landscape and provide wildlife habitat. This workshop will provide you with the skills needed to develop and maintain your very own rain garden.
Mike Haberland is an associate professor and County Environmental Agent for Burlington and Camden Counties with Rutgers University Cooperative Extension. Through his position with Rutgers University, Mike works to conduct and evaluate a water resource management and environmental conservation program, using applied research, demonstration, teaching, consultation, and publication. He collaborates with various organizations to develop programs that assist in the development, promotion, and education of innovative environmental, sustainable community, and natural resource management practices and policies.