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Selecting plants for your rain garden – May 28
May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
How to plant for beauty and function
Plants are the most visible part of your rain garden. At this presentation, you’ll learn how taking time to consider your selection of plants can enhance the beauty of your space, attract pollinators, and manage rain where it falls.
Rain gardens are built to capture a large volume of water. Rain gardens differ from regular gardens because they are dug out and filled with a special mixture which enables the garden to act like a sponge and hold larger volumes of water.
Presented by our RAIN Coach
Becca Robinson is the Principal Designer and Owner of Grow and Gather Design (www.growandgatherdesign.com) and is currently the RAIN Coach for REEP Green Solutions. Her practice of landscape architecture centres around the creation of places that promote and celebrate the benefits of interacting with nature.
She has been the landscape designer for prestigious projects such as Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, a City of Edinburgh park adjacent to the Holyrood Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR). She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina.
Location: 184 Gatewood Rd., Kitchener in the Lakeside Neighbourhood