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Rain Garden Lecture and Tour

Posted by Diane Wilhite -

Rain Gardens are a delightful solution to standing water problems in your yard and excessive runoff to the storm sewer. A rain garden is typically a smaller garden in a shallow depression that is planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. The garden holds the water for a short time allowing it to be absorbed into the soil. Plants are selected based on their ability to withstand the extremes of moisture and concentrations of nutrients. And there is no reason your rain garden cannot do double duty as a pollinator friendly habitat.

The Champaign County Master Gardeners and the East Central Illinois Master Naturalists invite you to learn more about rain gardens at the following events:

    • Rain Garden lecture on Monday, July 13 6:30-8:00pm, UI Extension Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign, IL 61821
    • Rain Garden tour on Tuesday, July 21 5:00-7:00pm, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation,302 N 1st St, Champaign, IL 61820

Registration is required by July 10. Another good source of information on rain gardens is Prairie Rivers Network.

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