Rain Gardens: A free workshop for educators

The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui at the University of Hawaii Maui College, the Water Institute for Sustainability Education, and Roth Ecological Design International plan a free two-day workshop for educators, school garden coordinators and county representatives from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 and 28.

Attendees will learn the ins and outs of rain gardens and how they can be used as educational tools in the management of storm water.

The second day will be completely hands-on, as attendees learn teaching strategies while helping with the installation of a rain garden in the new SLIM UH-MC Community Garden.

The instructor, Lauren Roth of Roth Ecological Design International, works exclusively in creative water management, according to a news release. She has won numerous prizes for designs for effective storm water harvesting.

The first day of the workshop will take place in a classroom.

The class size is limited. The registration deadline is April 15. Call 984-3379 to register and obtain further information.