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What’s the Rumbling with Raingardens?

2024-05-13 18:30:00 2024-05-13 19:30:00 America/New_York What’s the Rumbling with Raingardens? Master the concept of raingardens and how they can help your backyard and the environment around you. Presented by the Summit Soil Water Conservation District. Portage Lakes Branch Library - Community Room

Monday, May 13
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-05-13 18:30:00 2024-05-13 19:30:00 America/New_York What’s the Rumbling with Raingardens? Master the concept of raingardens and how they can help your backyard and the environment around you. Presented by the Summit Soil Water Conservation District. Portage Lakes Branch Library - Community Room

Master the concept of raingardens and how they can help your backyard and the environment around you. Presented by the Summit Soil Water Conservation District.

Drop on in to gain and retain the ideas behind raingardens and their influence on the environment and your own backyard! Leave with a personal seed mix to start planning and planting your own raingarden. 

Understand the processes at play with this practice and how these gardens are designed to retain runoff and allow more time for the rainwater to soak into the ground where the soil filters out the pollutants.

See how planting water-loving native plants in your raingarden will increase the ecological benefits that they provide.

Uncover how beneficial insects, including pollinators, depend on native plants to complete their life cycle.

With a bit of planning and care, your raingarden will improve water quality and provide habitat benefits for pollinators and other wildlife for many years to come!

Presented by the Summit Soil & Water Conservation District.

To get started on a raingarden at home, check our catalog for a listing of titles.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Nature & Outdoors | Home & Garden |

TAGS: | rain gardens | Gardening |

Portage Lakes Branch Library

portagelakes@akronlibrary.org
Phone: 330.644.7050
Branch manager
Cheryl Luck

Hours
Mon, May 13 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 14 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 15 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 16 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 17 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 18 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 19 Closed

About the branch

It's not unusual for customers to take a few moments out of their busy day to relax and read in the comfortable chairs beside the Portage Lakes Branch Library's large windows, enjoying the natural light and the beautiful views of flora and fauna. Visitors from surrounding communities—Coventry, New Franklin, Green, Clinton, Canal Fulton, Barberton, and Massillon—join local residents in visiting the Portage Lakes Branch Library to enjoy NatureConnect, learning-through-play and storytime programming, crafting opportunities, book discussions, arts and history informational programming, and more.

With rich book, music, and movie resources, Portage Lakes Branch Library has something for everyone of every age. Computers, WiFi, printing, copying, scanning, and faxing round out the services available at the Portage Lakes Branch Library, making it a one-stop spot for all your learning, business, and entertainment needs and interests.

Upcoming Events

Tue, May 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Community Room

Thu, May 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Room

Thu, May 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Thu, May 30, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Room

Thu, May 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Fri, May 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Room

Tue, Jun 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room

Tue, Jun 04, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Community Room
Registration opens Tuesday, May 21 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Thu, Jun 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room

Thu, Jun 06, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Community Room

Mon, Jun 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room

Mon, Jun 10, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Community Room

Tue, Jun 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room

Thu, Jun 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Community Room

Thu, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Community Room

Tue, Jun 18, 10:30am - 11:30am
Community Room

Tue, Jun 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Reading Garden,Community Room
Registration opens Tuesday, June 4 2024 at 9:00am