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Rain Gardens for Tennessee

UT Arboretum
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Rain Gardens for Tennessee a class/workshop on building a rain garden on Monday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The lecture session is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and the outdoor workshop is from 10:00 a.m. to noon where participants will learn to build a rain garden at the arboretum.
During the class session, participants will learn how a rain garden will improve landscape. Please wear proper work clothes and footwear for the outdoor work project session.
Registration is required. Lunch for participants in the work session will be provided by the UT Arboretum Society. The fee is $5. To register, call Janet Bigelow at 865-675-3822 by Friday April 6. Attendance is limited to 25. Volunteer credit is available for the work session.
Teaching the class will be Dr. Andrea Ludwig, Associate Professor of Ecological Engineering in the Biosystems Engineering and Soil Department at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Ludwig is the co-director of Tennessee Smart Yards, a sustainable landscaping educational program that seeks to certify private property across the state as “Tennessee Smart Yards.” Dr. Ludwig has worked as the State Stormwater Management Specialist for UT Extension since 2010. In that role, she works with local municipal governments to help support their green infrastructure programs. In addition, she holds a Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech.


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