Beyond Raingardens: Creating a Water-Wise Home Landscape
Wednesday, September 10, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Snyder Auditorium at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
$20 Arboretum members • $25 Master Gardeners/Master Water Stewards • $30 non-members
Fee includes Arboretum admission
From spring floods to summer drought, making water-wise decisions has never been more
critical for keeping our plants and landscaping healthy, our water supply plentiful, and our
lakes and rivers clean!
ATTEND A WATER-WISE home landscape workshop and learn to:
♦ Understand the connection between our plants, soil, and landscaping with groundwater and
our abundant lakes and streams.
♦ Assess your own home landscape - is it water wise?
♦ Manage your water use through:
• plant selection
• healthy soil
• landscape forms
• stormwater capture and reuse
• reduced maintenance
1:00-2:45 - LEARN
♦ Charles Fishman - Journalist and author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and
Turbulent Future of Water
♦ Connecting Home Landscaping with Healthy Lakes and Streams
Leslie Yetka - Education Manager and Extension Educator, University of Minnesota
3:00-5:00 - ACT!
♦ Creating a Water-Wise Home Landscape From the Soil On Up
Fred Rozumalski, RLA - Nationally recognized landscape architect and landscape ecologist with
Barr Engineering Company
♦ Water-Wise Lawns: Low Input and Low Maintenance
Sam Bauer - Extension Educator and turf grass specialist with the University of Minnesota
Book Signing (optional) - Charles Fishman - Journalist and author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water