Join Penn State Extension Master Gardeners in Perry County for a free workshop on “Creating a Rain Garden” on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, at the Perry County Penn State Extension office, 8 South Carlisle Street, New Bloomfield, PA.

Rain gardens are a way to manage storm water runoff in the home landscape. Storm water is directed to the rain garden, where it slowly drains into the soil stabilized by moisture-loving plants. Rain gardens can be a beautiful alternative to eroded storm gullies, using native plants to also create habitat for birds and pollinators. Penn State Master Gardener Bruce Woolever will share information on planning a rain garden, including site, soil, size, construction, and plant selection.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free program, but pre-registration is requested. Please register online at http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/events/creating-a-rain-garden or call the Perry County Extension office at 717-582-5150. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

For more information about the Penn State Master Gardener program in Cumberland and Perry counties, please contact the Penn State Extension office in Cumberland County at 717-240-6500 or toll-free at 1-888-697-0371 ext. 6500. You can also find us online at http://extension.psu.edu/cumberland and http://extension.psu.edu/perry, on Facebook at CumberlandExtension or CumberlandPerryMG, or e-mail us at CumberlandExt@psu.edu or PerryExt@psu.edu.