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Raingarden Class in SW Minneapolis

October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Raingardens are shallow depressions that capture rainwater before it runs off into storm drains. The collected water soaks into the ground in 1-2 days. Plants that are adapted to our region, such as natives, work best with and add to the aesthetic appeal of raingardens. Raingardens protect our rivers and lakes from storm water runoff that typically contains pollutants from our yards, driveways, houses and streets.

In 2016 Linda Bergh completed a rain garden with partial funding from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, and assistance from Tal Simchoni of Morning Dew Gardening.

Come celebrate the completion of a raingarden while learning about them!

In this class you will:
1. Learn about a raingarden and why it is important for you to manage your storm water.
2. See a slideshow of construction of a three-tiered rain garden with three dry creek beds.
3. Learn basic tips and instructions on rain garden installations.

Where: Linda Bergh’s House
4315 Xerxes Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55410

When: Saturday October 7
Time: 10am-12pm
Instructor: Tal Simchoni

Tal Simchoni founded Morning Dew Gardening in 2012 to promote native plants, raingardens, and edible gardens. He is a Master Water Steward in training, a certification that aims to protect our rivers and lakes. Tal has previously managed a 2 acre vegetable garden and has taught biodynamics through the Novalis Institute. Family life with children brings him much laughter and activity.

Linda Bergh has a background in counseling, Anthroposophy, and Waldorf education. She teaches about biography and death and dying through Novalis Institute.

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Date:
October 7, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://novalisinstitute.org/events/free-raingarden-class-in-linden-hills/

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