Hands-on Gardening Tips for Healthy Yards
June 27 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plant a rain garden in beautiful Lakeside Park. Lakeside Park is a true gem in the heart of the city. It is home to a variety of wildlife and its natural beauty attracts people from all over the city. The Greenbrook Water Treatment in the park has been a source of Kitchener’s drinking water since it first was built in 1899.
By planting a rain garden next to this historic building you will be helping to enhance the habitat for urban wildlife, protect our drinking water and create a demonstration of sustainable gardening for visitors to the park. Please join us for a brief presentation on how to incorporate sustainable gardening practices to make your own yard healthier and tips on the types of plants to select. Following the presentation, get your hands dirty and help plant the garden that will herald the Greenbrook Drive entrance to the park for many years to come.
7:00-7:30 pm Introductions and Q&A
7:30-8:00 pm Planting, adding mulch, watering
Jeff Thompson, President, Rainworx
Jeff is an Environmental Biologist who has been teaching landscape professionals across Ontario on the proper design and construction of rain gardens.
Patrick Gilbride, RAIN Program Manager, Reep Green Solutions
We encourage the use of active transportation such as walking or biking. Meeting spot will be at the park entrance on Greenbrook Drive. Please note: there is no parking available on-site, use on-street parking or the lot off Lakeside Drive near Gatewood Road.