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Gardening Program: Rain Gardens

June 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Books, Events, Main Branch

Rain Gardens: Reducing Run-off, Improving Water Quality

Rain gardens are just what they sound like, gardens that soak up rain. Rain gardens are based on the idea that roots of the right plants, given the time to do so, will soak up large amounts of water, usually within a day. Rain gardens collect run-off from roofs, driveways, yards and parking lots and allow that water to filter into the ground where it is used by plants. Rain gar­dens help protect the water quality in our lakes, streams, rivers and ponds. While putting in a rain garden may seem like a very small thing, collectively rain gardens can produce very signifi­cant benefits for communities and the environment. Come learn whether or not you have a good site for a rain garden, how to do an installation and choose your plants, and how to maintain your new rain garden.

Join us on Monday, June 20th at 7:00 PM for a slide show and discussion on rain gardens presented by Margaret Hagen from the UNH Cooperative Extension.  This program will be in the Winchell Room of the main library.  Call Yvonne Loomis at 603-624-6550 with questions or for more information.

See you at the library—or in the rain garden!

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