Rain Gardens and Conservation Garden at Fall Meeting

September 13, 2011: Kit Gage of National Capital Region Watershed Stewards Academy gave an excellent presentation on the use of rain gardens and conservation gardening as a solution to stormwater runoff at District I's annual fall meeting.

Then Scott Aker from the National Arboretum gave an overview of the five rain gardens that the arboretum will install to handle stormwater runoff from the parking lot at its headquarters. Each rain garden will have its own kind of plants and signage to educate the public about rain gardens and the variety of plants for sun or shade or other situations.

These rain gardens are the president's project by current National Capital Area Garden Clubs president Vickie Godwin.