The Cannon River Watershed Partnership (CRWP), the Friends of Way Park and the City of Northfield are teaming up for two events to help people learn about and install rain gardens. Rain gardens filter runoff, create habitat, and are beautiful.
May 17th – 7:00 – 8:00 PM – Blue Thumb class to learn about rain gardens
Location: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 500 West 3rd St. Northfield
The class will cover: Rain garden basics; Design and installation for your property; Maintenance.
Bring a rough sketch of your property layout and downspouts for more site specific advice. Northfield residents may qualify for a $250 grant to install their own rain garden. Attendance is free but registration is requested.
May 19th – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Way Park Community Planting Day
Location: Way Park, 720 West 1st St., Northfield
Join us for a community planting day for the new rain gardens in Way Park. Come for 15 minutes or stay the whole day!
No gardening experience necessary. Bring gloves and a shovel if you have them. Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear. Snacks and refreshments provided.