Healthy Yards Lunch & Learn

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
Pink flower from Arts-Env garden

There are many ways to increase the health of your yard – via rain gardens, pollinator gardens, rain harvesting, and more. The challenging parts are prioritizing these options and knowing when, where and how to incorporate them into your landscape. Come out and join the Sustainability Office as we host Becca Robinson, RAIN Coach at Reep Green Solutions, for an exciting discussion on how you can create a healthier yard at your own home!

This workshop will give you insight on a variety of rain smart features and provide guidance on when best to employ them. Before and after shots of rain garden projects in the community will then provide you with inspiration to create a project of your own!

Please note that we will not be serving a full lunch, so please bring your own, though coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided! For planning purposes, we kindly ask you register in advance by visiting the registration web page if you are interested in attending.  

Portrait of Becca Robinson

Becca Robinson is the Principal Designer and Owner of Grow and Gather Design and is currently the RAIN Coach for Reep Green Solutions. Her practice of landscape architecture centres around the creation of places that promote and celebrate the benefits of interacting with nature.

She has been the landscape designer for prestigious projects such as Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, a City of Edinburgh park adjacent to the Holyrood Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR). She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina.