Monday, June 20, 2011

Life Made Easier with Trees and Shrubs – June 25th

Program: Life Made Easier with Trees and Shrubs

When: June 25th, 10am – noon

Where: Green Springs Garden Park

Trees and shrubs provide great structure and color in your garden and they need only occasional pruning. Brenda Skarphol, Green Spring curator, introduces you to the trees and shrubs suitable for wet, dry, sunny and shady habitats and entices you with their beauty in the garden.

Cost: $15.

Register by calling Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173 or click on this link to register.

Learn about Rain Barrels & Register to Win One

I've had quite a few posts lately about why and how to get rain barrels in the Metro DC area. The whys, of course, are to capture and store rainwater to help conserve water in times of drought. And to help prevent stormwater runoff.  Many of the hows were explained in this post, the Rain Barrel Response.

Here's another upcoming workshop, and this one gives you the opportunity to win a free rain barrel.

Where: Gaithersburg Youth Center in Olde Towne, 301 Teachers Way, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Date: June 28, 2011

Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm

The workshop is being promoted by the Muddy Branch Alliance , an all volunteer  group interested in preserving the health of the local waterway known as the Muddy Branch.

Jennifer Willoughby of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin  will present the  workshop.

There will be a drawing at the end of the workshop for a rain barrel!

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