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Conservation Garden Design – FULL

September 25 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Learn how to create the perfect Bay-friendly landscape for your property under the guidance of a professional landscape architect 

Registration is now closed for this event (7/24/21). If interested, we can add you to a wait list in case there is an opening and/or to notify you directly when we offer this class again. Please contact Amy Young, Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator.

If you are interested in designing and constructing a Rain Garden, Bayscape or Edible Bayscape, this FREE workshop is for you. In this hands-on learning experience you will learn the principles of design and how to apply them to solving your storm water problems. GVC Edible/Bayscape architect, Patricia Ceglia, will be the workshop instructor. Workshop limited to 10 property owners.

Topics include: analyzing your storm water issues, determining location and size, soils issues, preparing the site, selecting and installing native plants, and maintenance requirements. We will tour a demonstration garden on site.

Each participant will prepare a Rain Garden, Bayscape or Edible Bayscape garden design for their own home. You will be provided with the information, reference materials, techniques and lessons learned to prepare your own site design.

Participants will be required to do some “homework” in order to prepare for the workshop. You will need to collect information, measurements, and photos of your site and storm water problem (prior instructions will be provided).


Date and Time: Saturday, September 25, 2021 (10 am – 3 pm)

Location: St Paul’s Lutheran Church (12022 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, MD 21087)

What to bring: We will break for lunch. Please bring your own bag lunch. Also refer to email from instructor on what you need to measure at your property before the workshop. Note: Participants are encouraged to wear face masks during this event, which will have both indoor and outdoor elements (weather permitting). The indoor classroom will be set up so that participants are socially distanced during the training.

Questions? You can contact the instructor, Patricia Ceglia, by email.

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, Loch Raven East, Loch Raven South, 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; Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund, administered by Maryland Department of Natural Resources; BGE; France-Merrick Foundation; and Northrup Grumman.


September 25
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Patricia Ceglia @ for Gunpowder Valley Conservancy


St Paul’s Lutheran Church
12022 Jerusalem Road
Kingsville, MD 21087
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