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Rain Garden Workshop

Rain gardens are a valuable application for a variety of gardening and landscaping situations. Just about anywhere we humans create rainwater runoff from things like roofs, parking lots, sidewalks and lawns, we also create an opportunity to handle that runoff in a responsible and environmentally thoughtful way. This March, the Cannon River Watershed Partnership is presenting a Rain Garden Workshop through our Northfield Public Schools Community Services. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the benefits of rain gardens. Here are the details outlining the workshop.  Click here to register!

“Join Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP) to learn the benefits of rain gardens for water quality and gardening in the two-part workshop. The first session focuses on effects of runoff on water quality, the benefits of rain gardens, and important steps you need to know to begin the process of designing and implementing your very own rain garden. During the second workshop, you will go more in-depth about rain garden design, installation, and plant selection. You will also have a chance to ask local landscaper designers questions. Participants will also learn about the City of Northfield’s cost-share program for rain garden installation.”

The cost of the workshop is $15, and it takes place on March 8th, 7-8 pm and March 15th, 6:30-8:30 pm in room 222 at the Northfield Community Resources Center 1651 Jefferson Parkway.  Click here to register.

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At Knecht’s we will once again carry a great selection of rain garden suited perennials, shrubs and trees for you to consider.  Our staff is available to help answer your questions, and to get you growing with confidence!