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Northern Gardening talks all about rain gardens

Bolstad's Rain Garden
Bolstad's Rain Garden

Rain gardens are growing in Cook County! 

Northern Gardening hosts Diane Booth and Joan Farnam talk to experts about how rain gardens work, what to plant in them and how to get one built in your yard. Guests included Mary Blickenderfer, former U of M associate professor, who  helped install the first rain garden at the Cook County Community Center in Grand Marais; Ilena Berg, Cook County Soil and Water district manager, will gave us an update on funding opportunities to install rain gardens; Kathy Bolstad, who maintans a beautiful rain garden on her property; and Rene Skadburg and Laurie Kriz of the Blue Moose, who talk about the plants that work in rain gardens in Cook County.