Help make a native plant garden!


Cause Areas

When

Sat May 05, 2018, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Where

Private residence7021 Heathcoate DriveKingsville, MD 21087

About

The Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, a Baltimore County-based land trust and watershed restoration non-profit, is looking for volunteers who like to garden! Don't have a green thumb? Come learn in an informal setting.

Join us for a FREE garden workshop to learn about Bay-Wise landscaping with native plants and then get hands-on experience planting an edible Bayscape Garden at a private residence in Kingsville.

Workshop qualifies for community service learning hours.

Bayscapes replace lawn with native plants that support wildlife, reduce maintenance, and filter rain water from your yard, driveway, or other hard surfaces. Bayscapes are planted in areas that will intercept and filter rainwater before it runs off to the creek, the Bay or a storm drain. Edible Bayscapes provide the added bonus of growing your own seasonal produce! We will be planting a Fig Tree Guild with currants, rhubarb, native shrubs and flowers.

What to expect: Dress for yard work (hat, long pants, sneakers/boots, sunscreen) and bring your own water bottle. Garden gloves and tools will be provided. Our hosts will provide lunch after the garden installation.

Location: Private residence, 7021 Heathcoate Drive, Kingsville, MD 21087

Questions? Contact Amy Young, Clear Creeks Project Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator at ayoung@gunpowdervc.org or (410) 404-4748.

Learn more about our other volunteer opportunities at gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org/calendar

Live or work near Glen Arm, Carney, Perry Hall, White Marsh, Middle River? Learn more about the Clear Creeks Project--www.gunpowdervalleyconservancy.org/clearcreeks--a grant-funded initiative that provides homeowners, businesses, and churches with discounted rates on rain barrels and rain gardens.

Skills

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Botany
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 7
  • Attend a 3 hour workshop
  • Able to perform basic yard tasks (dig holes, shovel mulch)

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