“Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it.”
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
Interested in establishing a rain garden to help manage stormwater and to provide pollinator and wildlife habitat, but don’t know where to begin? Have an existing rain garden, but want to learn maintenance strategies? Join a tour of established rain gardens on private and public land in the City of Columbia, with leader Scott Woodbury, Curator of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve, to learn about best native plant choices for rain gardens and bioretention projects, design considerations, and maintenance strategies.
Registration is limited to 30. Cost: $15 per person. Rain Gardening and Stormwater Management—A Landscaping Guide for Missouri, published by Shaw Nature Reserve, is included with registration.
Tour will begin at Cosmo-Bethel Park at 4500 Bethel St., Columbia, MO 65203 (watch for signs).
Participants can carpool/caravan to subsequent stops on the tour. Restroom facilities will be available at most tour stops.
Questions? Call 888-843-6739 or email [email protected]
Scott Woodbury, Whitmire Wildflower Garden, Shaw Nature Reserve
Horticulturalist Scott Woodbury is the Curator of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, MO, where he has been developing the garden for 24 years. Woodbury has taught numerous classes on design and best management practices for rain gardens for many years throughout Missouri.
He currently serves as an advisor to Wild Ones St. Louis and to the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s Grow Native! program. Scott also volunteers for the Ozark Regional Land Trust.
Register and pay with a credit card below. Prefer to pay by check? Please print off the registration form here and send with your check to the address listed on the form.