Using Natural Systems to Beautify Your Parks 

Lisa Taylor | Social Hall

Landscapes with native plants and rain gardens help clean our water and provide habitat for pollinators. Native plant landscapes are beautiful, easy to care for, and provide year-round interest. Join Lisa Taylor, garden speaker extraordinaire and author of the “Maritime Northwest Garden Guide” and “Your Farm in the City; An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals”, in a lively exploration of native landscaping and rain gardens. In this engaging workshop you’ll learn how landscaping with native plants and creating rain gardens can improve parks, green spaces, and the environment. Explore the ins and outs of creating rain gardens and planting natives.

Learning objectives:

1) How landscaping with native plants improves water quality and supports native pollinators.
2) Best practices for plant selection and getting natives established.
3) How rain gardens improve water quality by slowing down and filtering storm water.
4) Best practices for rain garden location, construction, and plant selection.

5) How to identify future projects that can include native plants and rain gardens.