Thursday, October 6, 2011

Conservation Landscaping Training and Demonstration Garden Installation

Conservation Landscaping Training and Demonstration Garden Installation
Sat, 10/22/2011 – 9:00am – 5:00pm 
About the workshop:

Homeowners can learn how to manage stormwater runoff from their homes utilizing conservation landscaping techniques. These landscape features, which include native plants and a substantial mulch layer, can effectively collect and treat stormwater and reduce localized flooding.  To effectively manage stormwater, conservation landscapes must be accurately sized and properly constructed. In addition to a lecture portion and hands on installation, this 1-day workshop will present a design segment for sizing and designing a garden and detail proper construction techniques for homeowners.

As a result of this training you will:
  • Understand why stormwater needs to be managed,
  • Understand the principles of conservation landscape garden location, design, construction and maintenance,
  • Be able to select appropriate vegetation,
  • Select and use design templates, build and plant a conservation landscape garden, and
  • Help to install a demonstration garden in public place that may help other homeowners decide to utilize this residential stormwater management tool on their own property.

The workshop will include a 3-hour lecture with hands-on design component and then participants will install a conservation landscape garden on the IWLA property. Wear appropriate work clothes and no open-toed shoes.  Participants should also dress accordingly for the weather (this event will take place RAIN or SHINE unless severe weather threatens the safety of participants.  Note – if garden installation is disrupted by weather, the garden will be installed on Wednesday the 23rd.) This is a full day course, so bring a lunch and plenty of water for the day.


IWLA headquarters, 707 Conservation Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 in Gaithersburg. (Muddy Branch Watershed, in Montgomery County)


No fee is charged for this class.

How to register?

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 NOTE: Registration will be on a first come, first served basis, and will be limited to 20 participants.  Sign-up now to reserve your spot.

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