Environmental Defence
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Thu, Aug 27, 2015
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Rain Garden Workshop

Rain gardens may look like regular gardens but they are actually so much more!  These shallow, sunken gardens are designed to collect and filter the rainwater that runs off hard surfaces like roofs, patios and driveways. Not only are rain gardens an environmentally friendly way to landscape, but they are beautiful and easy to maintain.

On August 27, join Environmental Defence for a free workshop on rain gardens. As Canada’s national operator of the Blue Flag eco-award for beaches, we’ll talk about how stormwater runoff impacts water quality.

Toronto and Region Conservation staff will explain what's going on below the ground in a rain garden and what it takes to create one on your own property. Following the presentations we will tour some beautiful rain gardens in the Riverdale neighbourhood.  Participants will take home a free copy of “Greening Your Grounds: A Homeowners Guide to Stormwater Landscaping Projects” to get started.

A special thank you to the Ministry of Environment’s Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund for supporting this homeowner workshop!

Event Location

Riverdale Library
370 Broadview Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K2M8