Rain Gardens

— Written By Deborah Foster and last updated by

Backyard rain gardens are a fun and inexpensive way to improve water quality and enhance the beauty of your yard. Rain gardens capture storm water runoff from rooftops and driveways, giving it a chance to soak in instead of carrying pollutants into the sound, streams or storm drains. Rain garden plants and soil work together to absorb and filter pollutants while providing a habitat for pollinators. Join us on August 26, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. to explore the beauty and benefits of rain gardens. Learn how to locate and design a rain garden and which plants to use. The class will be held at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center 120 Community Way in Barco, NC. Admission is free but registration is required. Call 252-232-2262 or register online at go.ncsu.edu/raingardens. For more information, contact Debbie Foster at deborah_foster@ncsu.edu.