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Summer 2019 Rain Garden Plant Sale

08/08/19 05:08:pm
MMSD Summer Rain Garden Plant Sale 2019

 

Since 2006, MMSD and Agrecol Native Seed and Plant Nursery have offered a rain garden plant sale to customers within MMSD’s service area. Plants are provided at a reduced price; about a 50% discount compared to retail prices. In addition to the plant sale, MMSD offers FREE Rain Garden Design Workshops where you can learn about rain gardens, plant selection, and plant care.

How Do I Order?

To order, all you need to do is visit: Rain Garden Plant Store

Plants are sold in bundles of 4; each plant's container is 2.5" x 2.5" x 3.5 " (length x width x height/depth);  one bundle of 4 plants costs $10.00 unless otherwise noted.  

Who can order: Any private property owner, local non-profit group, or municipality can purchase plants. Plants cannot be purchased for resale. If you are unsure of your status or have other questions, please contact us using the contact us form

Need Help Selecting Plants?

Come to one of our rain garden workshops on Saturday, August 17th  in the morning from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM or in the afternoon from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at MMSD's Headquarters, 260 W. Seeboth St., Milwaukee.  The workshop will focus on how to design and build a rain garden, how to select plants, and how your rain garden can help protect Lake Michigan. At the workshop, gardening experts will be on hand to discuss design tips and assist you with creating your rain garden.  This is a FREE event, but you must register.

Rain Garden Workshop Sign Up:

August 17th - Morning Session

August 17th - Afternoon Session

Dates to Remember:

  • August 17, 2019FREE Rain Garden Design Workshop(s)
  • August 25, 2019: All orders must be submitted by close of business
  • Saturday, September 14, 2019: Plant order pickup, Make sure to mark the pickup date on your calendar; there is only one pickup date

 

Why Rain Gardens? 

Rain gardens help reduce water pollution by collecting rain mainly from roofs, driveways, or other hard surfaces, and absorbing the water into the ground naturally. They are typically planted with wildflowers or native plants that have deep roots, which help to soak up more water. They can be placed near downspouts on homes (although away from building foundations and sewer laterals), and offer many benefits including: 

  • Beautifying your yard and neighborhood;
  • Helping protect our streams and Lake Michigan from pollution by reducing stormwater runoff;
  • Reducing the risk of flooding and drainage problems;
  • Providing habitat for pollinators and birds.

 

Other Ways to Manage Water Water Where it Falls

Install a Milwaukee Rain Barrel

Install a Rain Barrel

Get FREE water by the barrel from your roof and use it when it’s dry outside to use in your landscape.  Rain barrels help keep excess water out of the sewer system and help reduce water pollution. 

Water Drop Alert Milwaukee

Sign Up For Water Drop Alerts

Text: WATERDROP to 797979

Get alerted when to use less water in your home during weather events to help prevent basement backups and sewer overflows.

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Downspout Disconnection

Every downspout on your home can send 12 gallons of water a minute to the sewer system, which increases the risk of basement backups and sewer overflows. Disconnect and help keep excess water out of sanitary sewers.