Edible Bayscape workshop
May 11 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Create a beautiful yard, preserve local waterways and protect the Bay.
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 Essex.
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 peach tree, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, asparagus and strawberries, and a Rain Garden with native shrubs and flowers.
Workshop qualifies for community service learning hours.
What to expect: Dress for yard work (hat, long pants, sneakers/boots) 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, 1638 Cape May Road, Essex, MD 21121
Questions? Contact Patricia Ceglia, Bayscape Designer and landscape architect
This workshop is part of the Clear Creeks Project. Coordinated by the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy, the Clear Creeks Project is a grant-funded, citizen-based initiative that helps answer a community desire to restore the water quality of the Bird River, Lower Gunpowder Falls, Middle River, and Tidal Gunpowder watersheds. Additional funding provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Chesapeake Bay Trust; Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability; Baltimore Gas and Electric; and Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, administered by Maryland Department of Natural Resources.