2014 Workshops:



Rouge Growing Green: Naturalizing the Home Garden Workshops

  • February 19 at 6:00 p.m. in Novi
  • March 5 at 6:00 p.m. in Livonia
  • March 31 at 6:00 p.m. in Bloomfield Hills
  • April 15 at 6:00 p.m. in Dearborn Heights

A native garden design workshop for beginners. Help improve lakes and streams in your neighborhood by gardening with native wildflowers. Attendees will learn how to design a garden with native wildflowers and to select the right plants for the site conditions.

This workshop is intended for homeowners with little to no experience gardening with native plants.

Optional assistance: Experts will be available to assist a limited number of workshop attendees with plant selection and garden design tips immediately following the workshops. Pre-registration is required for this one-on-one session. Participants are encouraged to bring a Google map or sketch of their yard and photos.

See flyer for more details, pre-registration is required by calling 313-792-9621 or online at www.therouge.org

Past Workshops:
The Alliance of Rouge Communities has sponsored several workshops and bus tours regarding native plants, naturalizing riparian corridors, green infrastructure, grow zones and rain gardens. Below you can find some of the information that was presented or handed out at past workshops and tours.

Workshops: Workshops showed what communities and neighbors are doing with native landscaping and native plants to improve water quality, conserve water and creat habitat throughout the Rouge River Watershed.

Bus Tour: Tours included local parks, homes and areas of interest in the Rouge River Watershed.

This workshop is funded by the Alliance of Rouge Communities and in part by the Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project (U.S. EPA grants #XP995743-09). Funding, in part, courtesy of the Michigan Association of Environmental Professionals