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Rain garden workshop opportunity offered during Vermont Clean Water Week

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 4 p.m.—CASTLETON—As part of Vermont Clean Water Week, Aug. 20-26, The Castleton Community Center is offering a rain garden workshop Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 4-5:30 p.m. Come and learn how to assess soil for the best location, choose native plants suited to unique property, installation techniques, and contact information for state and local resources. Rain gardens are a beautiful and practical way to absorb stormwater and reduce runoff, provide food and habitat for pollinators and other insects and animals, and enhance property and protect shorelines.

Participants will get a free copy of “The Vermont Rain Garden Manual.”  This workshop is free and open to the public.

For additional information and to register, contact Linda Patterson at linda.patterson@uvm.edu or 802-656-7668. Castleton Community Center is located at 2108 Main St., Castleton.

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