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Storm Water Management 101 for Homeowners

With increasing storm intensity, do you find that you have more water on your home property than you are able to currently manage? In this short course, you’ll learn how to calculate the rain runoff volume of impervious surfaces (roof, driveway, etc.) and how to best design your landscape to capture that stormwater to create a beautiful native garden. Go home with the confidence to move forward with your home rain garden, bioswale, or conservation landscaping project. Participants will practice the skills acquired in the course on site at the Homefields newly installed stormwater management project.

Elyse Jurgen is a certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional and Permaculture Designer. She holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education and a Civic Ecology certification from Cornell University. She has studied ecological landscape design at Mount Cuba and has studied with Claudia West and Danilo Maffei. She is an artist in residence with the PA Council on the arts and teaches urban schoolyard habitat design in schools. Elyse works with homeowners to incorporate native plants restoration in home landscapes.

$35 fee per participant for this 2-1/2 hour course

Earlier Event: July 11
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Later Event: August 3
Farm Tour: Weed Management