Rain Garden Workshop 2014

The Southwest Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Gibson, Posey, Pike, Vanderburgh and Pike recently held a hands on rain garden workshop. The speaker for the daylong event was Rusty Schmidt, co-writer of the book “The Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens.” The day long educational event covered why raingardens are important, site selection, sizing your raingarden, preparing the soil, shaping, plant selection and installing the plants. In the afternoon attendees went outside and evaluated, leveled and disscused the plants at the raingarden site at Camp Reveal.