Date: March 19, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Does your garden have areas that are too wet or too dry? Learn from the experts how to control and conserve rain water for water-smart landscaping.

The Kansas City Native Plant Initiative (KCNPI) will feature Rain Water in Your Back Yard: Native Plants for Soggy Spots, Drainage, and Erosion Control at a workshop from 6:30 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center,4750 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO.

Stephen VanRhein, a Missouri Department of Conservation community conservation planner, and David Dods, an environmental engineer who uses plants to clean up hazardous waste sites, will offer strategies for solving common garden water problems, including soggy spots, drainage issues and erosion. They will suggest native plants and flowers to control and conserve rain water (and attract pollinators) for water-smart gardens.

The presentation will include:

  • Plant adaptations for wet and dry conditions
  • Analyzing moisture and drainage conditions in your yard
  • Managing water movement through your landscape
  • Improving soil to help infiltration and hold moisture
  • Picking plants for soggy spots, drainage and erosion

Advance tickets are required and can be purchased at KCNPI. All proceeds support KCNPI’s mission to promote more native landscapes in the Kansas City region.

Location: Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center