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Rain Garden for Homeowner's Program

Posted by Ron Wolford -

The City of Chicago announces the 2007 Rain Garden for Homeowner's Program.

Help keep Chicago clean and green! This summer Chicago residents have an opportunity to learn how to create a rain garden and to receive rain garden plants at significantly discounted prices through a pilot Rain Garden Assistance Program, supported by the Chicago Department of Environment, Department of Water Management and the Rain Garden Network.

Workshop Sessions are July 7 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and plants will be distributed July 28 or 31.

Presenters: Sue Cubberly, Rain Garden Network; and Greencorps Chicago staff

Location: Chicago Center for Green Technology, 445 North Sacramento Blvd

This workshop series is FREE and the rain garden plants will sell for $1 each. The number of plants will be determined according to size of each applicant's garden plot.

At least one person from your site must attend Sessions 1 and 2 (Maximum of 3 attendees per garden).

How To Apply

Application Requirements:

1. Complete Rain Garden Assistance Program Application
2. Must be a City of Chicago resident and site location
3. Proposed garden dimensions must be a minimum of 15 square feet and maximum 500 square feet
4. Include site sketch and a photo of your proposed site for review by horticulture and design professionals.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2007

Valid applications will be reviewed for consideration in the 2007 pilot program.

Applications received after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 will not be considered.

Applicants will be informed of their acceptance by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2007.

Return via mail, email, or fax to:
Chicago Center for Green Technology
Attn: Katie Rehrauer
445 N. Sacramento Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
[Fax] 312-746-9192 or [Email]

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