Rain Garden Workshop

April 23, 2012 by  

On Tuesday, May 8th the Puyallup Library will be hosting the “Rain Garden Workshop”. The Puyallup Library is located at 324 South Meridian Street in Puyallup, Washington. This event is being held in the North Meeting Room and will take place from 6pm to 7:30pm.

This event is for guests who wish to learn more about rain gardening. At this workshop, guests will learn what rain gardens are, how to build a rain garden, and what is required to care and maintain a rain garden. As a rule, rain gardens are designed to store, filter, and collect water, especially storm water that runs off lawns, sidewalks, roads, driveways, rooftops and other draining surfaces. Rain gardens are shallow planting beds that are usually in depressed areas that require special soils. These gardens are designed as a place that runoff naturally collects and runs too. The idea is that the rain garden will manage water on the site it originates from, instead of running away. These gardens can be a reserve for watering many other plants in the yard, such as trees, bushes, and shrubs, which normally require more water than flowers. They also prevent excessive amounts of storm water from entering the community’s water treatment plant.

The City of Puyallup is currently creating a demonstration location to assist with educating the public on the value of rain gardens to minimize the impact on the local use of water.

This is a free event, but space is limited, so advanced registration is required. Print companies may have prepared some of the printed information that will be gathered by participants attending this event. For more information on this event or to register to attend, please call Joy Rodriguez at 253-841-5549.