Event:

UT FRREC-UTAS Lecture Series ''More Sponge, Less Duck: How to Make a Water-Healthy Landscape'
 



The Forest Resources Research & Education Center
Oak Ridge
Thursday, February 25, 2016
6 - 8 pm



Dr. Andrea Ludwig, UTIA Dept. of Biosystems and Soil Science, will present a talk titled 'More Sponge, Less Duck: How to Make a Water-Healthy Landscape' which will be focused on stormwater management and the benefits of rain gardens for homeowners and small businesses. Conventional development practices often leave landscapes thirsty for rain due to the increase in impervious surfaces and prevalence of poor soils quality. These conditions impede rainwater from soaking into the soils and nourishing plants. In this presentation, we will discuss ways to improve our community and residential landscapes with techniques like rain gardens and grassy swales that allow the rain to soak in. Her presentation will take place at the new UT Arboretum Auditorium on Thursday Feb. 25th from 6 - 8 pm.


 







 
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