Native Plants, Raingardens and Lawn Care for Water Quality [Full, second class added, see May 15]

Submitted by srich on Thu, Feb 2 - 11:25 AM

Sorry! The classroom for this April 2nd workshop has reached capacity. BUT we just added a second and identical class to the FMR calendar, scheduled for May 15th:

If you'd prefer this April 2nd class, you can click the REI link below to be added to the waitlist for this event.


Whether you're interested in a smaller native planting or want to transform your whole yard into a force for clean water, this free FMR workshop can get you started. Taught by FMR's Stewardship Coordinator Karen Solas, the presentation receives rave reviews from participants, who also appreciate the high-quality and concise take-home materials.

Home lawn and garden practices significantly impact the health of the Mississippi River. In this brief but informative FMR workshop, learn how you can become part of the solution. This workshop takes a how-to approach, suggesting local resources and quickly covering the most relevant information so you can begin taking steps to protect water quality this gardening season. We will discuss:
• landscaping with native plant species,
• the proper use of lawn fertilizer,
• rain barrels,
• backyard composting,
• soil testing,
• creating a rain garden, and
• more innovative approaches to managing stormwater.

This workshop is now free, including written materials!

Ready to register?

Sorry! The classroom for this April 2nd workshop has reached capacity. BUT we just added this second and identical class to the FMR calendar, scheduled for May 15th.

If you can't make it on May 15th, you can still sign up for the waiting list for the April 2nd class via REI Roseville's webpage.

If you have already registered through the REI page, you should have a confirmation email and will also receive a reminder email with details and directions.

There will be several FMR gardening or landscaping events this year. If you would like to receive notices of these and other FMR events, as well as important river-related news and articles, enter your email in the periwinkle "Mississippi Messages" box at right.

For additional information on watershed-wise practices, see FMR's Landscape for the River page.