Duke Farms, in partnership with the Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Water Resources Program, will provide homeowners with the opportunity to learn more about ways everyone can help reduce flooding in our community while installing beautiful gardens at their own homes.
This three-part program will begin with an overview of rain gardens and sustainable landscape practices for residential properties where participants will be given instructions and materials to evaluate and photograph their own property (Sept 22nd).
Class participants will participate in a hands-on rain garden installation at Duke Farms to learn best practices (Sept 27th). Homeowners will then meet with Rutgers design staff to develop plans for a rain garden and drainage improvements at their home that will include the appropriate size, location, and perennial plants recommended for the property (Sept 29th).
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be offered free native plants and a full rebate for the course fee if their home gardens are installed.
Workshop Dates & Times:
September 22 @ 6 - 8pm: Rain Garden Education Presentation
September 27 @ 9am - 12 pm: Rain Garden Installation at Duke Farms
September 29 @ 5 - 8pm: Technical Assistance Appointments
Cost: $50 per person.