Learn to channel your property's stormwater runoff into a beautiful native garden.


With increasing storm intensity, do you find that you have more water on your home property than you are able to currently manage? In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to calculate the rain runoff volume of impervious surfaces (roof, driveway, etc.) and how to best design their landscape to capture that stormwater to create a beautiful native garden. Participants will engage in a hands-on exercise on the Horn Farm Center property, to build confidence in applying the calculation skills reviewed in the workshop. The first two hours of this workshop will be held indoors with outdoor measurements conducted on the Horn Farm in the last 30 minutes. Please dress appropriately for the weather.

About the instructor:

Elyse Jurgen is a certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional and Ecological/Permaculture Designer, holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education, and participated in Cornell University’s Civic Ecology certification program. She studied ecological gardening at Mt. Cuba Center and has trained under Claudia West. Elyse works alongside homeowners in a participatory approach to their gardening for wildlife needs, infusing educational opportunities during the design, install, and management process. She invites homeowners to deeply engage with their land to maximize its potential in supporting dwindling bee, butterfly, and bird populations. As an Artist in Residence with the PA Council on the Arts, she engages youth in a STEAM ecological landscape design process, where students build empathy for a critter of choice and research how to build the necessary habitat needs to support that critter right in their own schoolyard. As the coordinator of the Lancaster Schoolyard Habitat partnership, she then works with the National Wildlife Federation, along with other federal, state, and local partners to collaboratively implement and manage the schoolyard habitats, in order to sustain these spaces for wildlife conservation and cross-curricular learning.

March 28th, 2020 9:00 AM   through   11:30 AM
Horn Farm Center
4945 Horn Road
York, PA 17406
United States
Phone: (717) 757-6441
Event Fee(s)
Stormwater Management 101 $ 37.00

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