Rain Garden Workshop & Installation

Learn how to design, install, and maintain a rain garden during this unique hands-on workshop and installation. 

When: Saturday September 9, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM


  • Workshop: 
           Columbia County Conservation District 
           702 Sawmill Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; Lower Level
  • Installation: 
           Kocher Park; Lightstreet Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Cost: $5.00.

  • Registration includes access to all educational materials, snacks, and lunch. Registration is required for all those who plan to attend; space is limited. Registration deadline is September 1, 2017.

What is a rain garden? Rain Gardens are specially design to capture and slow rain water/storm water runoff. They naturally treat runoff pollution while attracting fascinating birds, butterflies, and wildlife.


     Workshop Agenda:

     9:00 a.m.   Sign-in and refreshments

     9:15 a.m.   Welcome and Introductions – Trish Carothers and Maryruth Wagner

     9:25 a.m.   Rain Garden Basics and Benefits – Mary Jo Gibson, Master Gardener

     10:00 a.m. Rain Garden Design, Materials and Maintenance - Alice Trowbridge, RLA

     10:30 a.m. Choosing the Right Plants – Mary Jo Gibson

     11:00 a.m. Working with the Existing Environment - Alice Trowbridge

     11:20 a.m. Wrap Up

     11:30 a.m. Lunch

        - A lunch of sandwiches, chips, cookies, and drink are included with registration

     12:00 p.m. Move to Kocher Park

     Installation at Kocher Park

     12:30 p.m. Planting and Mulching Instructions – Master Gardeners

     12:45 p.m. Planting, Mulching, and Watering – Volunteers

     2:30 p.m.   Finish

Special thank you to our workshop partners

Columbia County Conservation District

Columbia County Master Gardeners

Foundations of Pennsylvania Watersheds

Chesapeake Bay Commission

The Luzerne Foundation Bella Grazia Fund