Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:
What’s in a Rain Garden?
Find Out at a FREE Open House Workshops Start Next Week
(February 25, 2010) City Utilities will host an open house to provide general information about the rain garden program. It’s a chance to answer questions for people who may want to attend a rain garden workshop but want to know more before they sign up.
The open house will take place on Thursday March 4, 2010. Residents can drop by anytime between 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the event in the Water Maintenance Training Room located at 415 East Wallace Street. The event is FREE.
At the open house residents can:
- Talk with City staff about what a rain garden is and if it could work in your yard
- See pictures of rain gardens installed in Fort Wayne last year
- See the material that will be used in the workshops
- Meet the workshop facilitators
- Learn more about rain garden plants
- Find out about how you may be able to get cash or free plants from the City to help install your garden
- Register for a workshop
- The City’s rain garden workshops begin next week.
2010 Rain Garden Workshops:
- Wednesday, March 10 Omni Room – City County Building 6:00 – 9:00 PM – Sponsor – MacNamera Florist at Sandpoint
- Saturday, March 20 Parkview Corporate Office 8:30 – noon – Sponsor – Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
- Thursday, March 25 Omni Room – City County Building 6:00 – 9:00 PM
- Tuesday, April 6 Omni Room – City County Building 6:00 – 9:00 PM
- Saturday, April 17 Parkview Corporate Office (Auditorium) 8:30 – Noon
- Saturday, April 24 Southwest Allen County Fire Station 8:30 – Noon
- Thursday, April 29 Public Safety Academy – Room 1202 8:30 – Noon
- Saturday, May 8 Jerry D. Fox Ctr @ McMillen Park 8:30 – Noon
- Thursday, May 13 Omni Room – City County Building 6:00 – 9:00 PM
- Saturday, May 22 Parkview Corporate Office (Auditorium) 8:30 – Noon
- Tuesday, May 25 Public Safety Academy – Room 1202 8:30 – Noon
These workshops are free, but reservations are required. To register or for more information please call: 427-1381
More information about rain gardens in general and about the City’s rain garden program may be found at: www.catchingrainfw.org