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Posted on: August 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] RAINSCAPING WORKSHOP -- LEARN ABOUT RAIN GARDENS & SOIL HEALTH

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Learn more about rain garden design and installation and soil quality restoration at this rainscaping training event! 

Who Should Attend?
Lawncare and landscape design companies wanting to expand the services the offer city staff, conservationists, homeowers, and anyone interested in learning more about these stormwater practices.

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 & Water Conservation District and some Des Moines Area Cities.

About Rain Gardens and Soil Quality Restorations
Rain gardens are shallow depressions made in yards that are planted with flowers where 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.


Register: IowaStormwater.org
Questions: Contact Stacie at sjohnson@iowastormwater.org or 319-360-1395
When: Friday, Sept. 8
Where: Des Moines South Side Library, 1111 Porter Avenue in Des Moines
Registration fee: $50

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