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February Marion County Master Gardeners Association Monthly Meeting
February 8, 2016
9:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Discovery Hall Indiana State Fairgrounds

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Kara Salazar and John Orick will be talking about Rainscaping

Rainscaping includes the use of sustainable land​scape design and management practices at both the household and community scales to prevent polluted runoff from reaching water bodies by directing stormwater to be absorbed by plants and soils. This presentation will provide an introduction to rain gardens as a rainscaping practice that can be installed in a residential setting or small scale public spaces project. Information covered will include benefits of rain gardens, site selection, installation, maintenance and resources.
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Kara Salazar
Kara Salazar is the Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist for Purdue University Extension and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant, housed in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Kara develops programs and tools that transfer new technologies and discoveries to communities that can apply this work to support informed land use and policy decisions. Focus areas include placemaking and enhancing public spaces, lawn and landscaping conservation practices, community development, and natural resources management. Kara earned BS and MPA degrees from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a MSEd degree from IUPUI.

John Orick
John Orick serves as Purdue Master Gardener State Coordinator in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. There are over 3,000 Master Gardener volunteers in Indiana, contributing over 140,000 volunteer hours annually valued at over $1.3 million. John earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from Purdue University in Turfgrass Science. John’s work experience includes nearly 10 years in the golf course maintenance industry and served as a Purdue Extension Educator in Madison County for 16 years.

Please bring a dish to share during the social portion of the meeting.


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