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May 2017

Everything you want to know about rain barrels

May 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Reep House for Sustainable Living, 20 Mill Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 2Y3 Canada
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REEP HOUSE Series Get your rain barrel questions answered We'll look at the basics of rain barrels such as where it should go, how to properly set it up, making good use of it and getting it ready for winter. Be sure that your rain barrel is helping you be smart about managing water rather than causing problems for your home. We'll also take a look at determining how many rain barrels you could use, connecting rain barrels and using… Continue Reading Everything you want to know about rain barrels

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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… Continue Reading Selecting plants for your rain garden – May 28

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June 2017

Harvesting rain for your gardens – June 3

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Water your plants using gravity Find out techniques for harvesting the rain to water a vegetable garden in raised bed planters. Gravity-fed irrigation systems take a lot of the work out of watering your plants. Learn how to get the rain working for you simply and elegantly. Walk through the design considerations that incorporate rain smart features into your landscape to capture rain and enhance the beauty and functionality of the space. Presenters: Michael Albanese & Becca Robinson Location: 29 Guelph… Continue Reading Harvesting rain for your gardens – June 3

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