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MARCH 2017

Wednesday March 8, 2017

7:00 pm Social, 7:20 pm Program
NOTE NEW LOCATION
Eden Prairie Community Center 

16700 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Corner of Eden Prairie Road and Valley View Road

Harvesting Rainwater with Creative Outcomes 
Presenter: Roxanne Stuhr
How do I capture and reuse rainwater?  With a BWMP (acronym for Best Water Management Practice), of course!  BWMP is a shorthand expression for a type of water pollution control.  The myriad of possibilities for each of us to incorporate in our own landscapes are as broad as our imaginations, but most commonly we think in terms of water catchment  (i.e. rain barrels, cisterns); water infiltration (i.e. rain gardens, dry wells, French drains, permeable paving, native plants); and water redirection (i.e. dry creek beds and terracing).  We will explore each of these areas and others; discuss which option(s) may be best for you and your home; and learn how to make these a real part of YOUR landscape this spring!   What should you bring?  Please bring your goals, questions, and an open, creative mindset.

Roxanne Stuhr grew up gardening; is educated as a landscape architect; has been professionally gardening since 1981 and designing landscapes since 1995.  She is a certified MNLA professional and is a certified Master Water Steward.  She owns True Nature Design, and her work emphasizes creative integration of nature supportive practices.  


APRIL 2017

Wednesday April 12, 2017

7:00 pm Social, 7:20 pm Program
NOTE NEW LOCATION
Eden Prairie Community Center 

16700 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Corner of Eden Prairie Road and Valley View Road

Restoring Native Pollinator Habitat

Presenter: Cheryl Culbreth
Learn how to increase the value of your property for pollinators, wildlife and even resale value.

Cheryl Culbreth is a specialist in restoring and protecting native woodland habitats, and passionate about teaching others management practices that will restore and preserve our valued native wildlife habitat.