Speaker Series: Rain Gardens - Licking Park District

Trails at Taft Reserve will be closed to the public/all users on Weds Dec 6 & Sat Dec 9 until 3:00pm. Trails at Infirmary, Ohio Canal Greenway & Lobdell will remain open to all users.

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The Licking Park District is pleased to host a presentation by Lori Swihart and Master Gardener Volunteers Chris Powers, Donna Walters, Mary Washington, Emily Hart, Monique Pinkerton and Liz Burnett. A rain garden is a garden which takes advantage of rainfall and stormwater runoff. In this talk you will learn why rain gardens are important and how to design one. The inside portion will be followed by planting a rain garden at Infirmary Mound Park!

Lori Swihart works for the  Ohio State University Extension in Licking County as Program Coordinator for the Master Gardener Volunteers. She became a Master Gardener Volunteer in 2006. Lori is also    employed as the program coordinator for CTEC PLANT Program in Newark, training adults for careers in horticulture. She is a past writer for Ohio Gardener Magazine and has devoted 31 years to the horticulture industry.

When: Saturday, April 23rd10 AM

Where: James Bradley Senior Center, Infirmary Mound Park, 4309 Lancaster Rd, Granville, OH 43023

For more information, please visit www.lickingparkdistrict.com or call 740-587-2535

This is the second in a speaker series offered by the Licking Park District. The next program on native bees will be presented by Dr. Karen Goodell of OSU-Newark on May 21st.

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Image by Nature Conservancy.