The 7th Annual Rain Garden Tour, presented by Fayette County Public Schools and Bluegrass Greensource, is on Sunday, September 22nd. Six area rain gardens and their native plants will be showcased in the tour from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M.
One of the stops is the Locust Trace Agriscience Farm where you can tour their net zero waste facilities and 3 rain gardens. As part of their Native Plant Program, they will also hold a native plant sale. Proceeds of the sale will go to their education programs.
Three Fayette County Public Schools’ rain gardens will also be stops on the tour. They include:
Beaumont Middle School – 2080 Georgian Way
Henry Clay High School – 2100 Fontaine Road.
Athens-Chilesburg Elementary – 930 Jouett Creek Drive
The tour is open to the public and is a self-guided. This is a great opportunity to see unique rain gardens and talk to experts about rain gardens, their benefits and features. Light refreshments will be provided.
So come, enjoy and learn about what our public school are doing to protect their water quality. If you are interested in more information on rain gardens and the tours, contact: Kara Sayles at Kara@bgGreensource.org.
Keep an eye on our website for upcoming Rain Garden workshops at www.bgGreensource.org