Rain Garden Workshop for Neighborhoods

Followed by Hands On Learning

Natural Land Institute  (NLI) is partnering with HomeStart, Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Second Congregational/First Presbyterian Church to hold a Rain Garden Workshop followed by installation of a rain garden on Sat., Sep. 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The location is Second Congregational/First Presbyterian Church, 318 N. Church St., Rockford.

The free workshop is open to anyone and neighborhood groups are encouraged to send representatives to attend the training session and then stay to help with the installation of a rain garden at the church, which will include planting and mulching.  “This hands on learning opportunity is being offered to give people a chance to see how it’s done and be inspired to put one in their own neighborhood,” said Laura Sjoquist, Community Conservation Coordinator, Natural Land Institute.

Participants are asked to register for this free workshop and installation by calling NLI at 815/964-6666 or email lsjoquist@naturalland.org. Tools and snacks will be provided. Bring a water bottle and gloves if you plan to stay for the installation.

This rain garden workshop and installation is an initiative of NLI’s Conservation@Home program and is partially funded by a grant from HomeStart and the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. Support is also provided by Winnebago County Soil and Water Conservation District and Second Congregational/First Presbyterian Church. Thank you to our partners.

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