Friday, August 9, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Rain Gardens and More

Rain gardens take advantage of the natural abundance of rainfall, rather than wasting it as runoff, using water flowing from roofs, driveways, or lawns to create beautiful gardens.  Learn about additional rainwater retention strategies such as bog gardens, roof gardens, swales, and terraces, tailored for particular situations or to solve problems such as erosion, icy walkways, or wet basements.  With an inspirational slide program, past Garden Club of the Back Bay speaker Dori Smith will review design options, construction details, and case studies.  Feel free to bring photos of a site issue to discuss.  The August 9 program will take place at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, and the fee is $26 for NEWFS members, $32 for nonmembers.  Cosponsored by the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and Massachusetts Audubon Drumlin Farm.  Visit to sign up.