[Fosc] Creating Rain Gardens Free Event, May 3, 7 p.m., Ecology Center

Kimra McAfee coordinator at sausalcreek.org
Tue May 1 14:52:30 PDT 2012

Hi Friends of Sausal Creek,

Please see below.  FOSCers may remember Cleo Woelfle-Erskine's 
publication "Sink or Swim: A History of Sausal Creek."  The event sounds 
like a good learning opportunity for those taking advantage of the City 
of Oakland's Rain Barrel Program to get subsidized rain barrels 



FREE event: Creating Rain Gardens

Learn how to collect rain to reuse in your front or backyard. Water 
conservation experts Cleo Woelfle-Erskine and Apryl Uncapher will talk 
about their new book, /Creating Rain Gardens,/ covering everything from 
rain barrels to simple living roofs, permeable patios, and other 
low-tech affordable ways to save water in the garden. The authors walk 
homeowners through the process, with step-by-step instructions for 
designing and building swales, French drains, rain gardens, and 
ephemeral ponds---the building blocks of rain-catching gardens. From 
soil preparation, planting, troubleshooting, and maintenance, to 
selecting palettes of water-loving plants that provide four-season 
interest and a habitat for wildlife, /Creating Rain Gardens/ covers 
everything a gardener needs to create a beautiful rain garden at home. 
Copies of the book will be available to purchase.

Thursday, May 3rd, 7 - 9 pm
Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley

More info: 510 548-3402, store at ecologycenter.org 
<mailto:store at ecologycenter.org>

Alison Moreno

Ecology Center Store

2530 San Pablo Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94702


alison at ecologycenter.org <mailto:alison at ecologycenter.org>


Kimra McAfee, Executive Director
Friends of Sausal Creek
P.O. Box 2737
Oakland, CA 94602

ph:  510.501.FOSC (3672)
e-mail: coordinator at sausalcreek.org
web: www.sausalcreek.org

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