Are you curious about Rain Gardens and how they can benefit your garden? Join us as Jerry Hossli, University of IL Extension Master Gardener, Composter and Naturalist introduces us to Rain Gardens 101. FREE – at the Oak Park Public Library, Main location. We will meet in the 1st floor Community Engagement Space behind the check out. Register online here.
You will learn the basics of rain gardening design, as well as how to build and plant a rain garden. The talk will also cover water conservation and identifying what native plants work best in these types of gardens. Rain gardens are shallow, constructed depressions planted with deep-rooted native plants and grasses. Installing a rain garden is an inexpensive, simple to implement and environmentally sound solution to residential and urban stormwater runoff.
Jerry Hossli has been working in the community since 2008. He has designed and built rain gardens, bird gardens and native ponds at Cook County Forest Preserve nature centers. Working with the Conservation@Home program he has delivered talks and workshops on bird gardens, beneficial insects, soils, insect hotels, landscape design and composting. He retired from his own landscaping and garden coach business last year and now devotes all of his free time to volunteering. He has been digging in the yard since 1970.
Space is limited so register online today! Walk in registration accepted as space allows.
Are you a Master Gardener? Attend and earn education credits.