By Michele Koskinen
I recently had the privilage of attending a rain garden workshop with Alyssa Van Alstine and 3 of her students. They were brave souls that had to trek from Roxborough to Camden at an early hour to get information needed to build a rain garden at their high school. That is their Senior project and it is a daunting task. The workshop was "For Landscapers" so I called and got permission for them to go.
I was quite impressed by the knowledge they had already attained and could bring to the workshop. It was a long day for me and I can remember being 18 and trying to keep awake in college classes in the AM. They did remarkedly well.
The last part of the workshop was of a practical nature and we had to actually make a plan for a rain garden using a site next to a home. The best part of the day, as we were applying what we had learned.
They will come back in March to install a garden and that should really put them on good footing to do the Roxborough garden. We will be looking for volunteers so get out the gardening equipment everyone.
|This garden was put in to relieve flooding at this intersection.|