With all the problems going on in Ballard with the rain gardens installed last year, we're well cautioned to build them correctly the first time. This Friday evening, May 4th, SSCC's Landscape Horticulture and Continuing Education program is sponsoring a free presentation aimed at the do-it-yourselfer, called "Creating Rain Gardens: Capturing the Rain for Your Own Water-Efficient Garden."
The speaker, Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, is the author of a Timber Press book on rain gardens, and an avid gardener himself. He co-founded the Greywater Guerrillas, and has led dozens of community-based workshops on rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse across North America. His book (same title as the talk) covers everything from rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden.
Details: Friday, May 4, 7:00 p.m.
At the Chan Education Center, South Seattle Community College (located at the north end of campus between the Arboretum and the Garden Center), 6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle. Free of charge. (http://www.southseattle.edu/campus/map.htm). For more information, contact: Van Bobbitt.