The Cannon River Watershed Partnership and Carleton College invite the public to join Nancy Braker, Director of the Cowling Arboretum at Carleton College, on a guided walking tour of the “river friendly gardens” that exist both in and around Carleton.
The tour will begin with a Carleton rain garden and move into the surrounding neighborhood to explore a private rain garden and a several boulevards with alternative plantings, where people are going to be taught how to use compost for gardening.
Participants will learn how native plantings filter and absorb runoff, attract birds and butterflies, and add color and variety to green spaces.
When: Tuesday, August 30th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Departs from the parking lot for Carleton College’s Memorial Hall, at the intersection of 1st Street East and Nevada Street
Free and open to the public.