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London Rivers Week: The ‘lost’ Effra project and its wild rain gardens
29th June 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
As part of London Rivers Week this free workshop will answer questions like: what makes a rain garden different to a pond? How can these special gardens make London better adapted climate change? How are they linked to Lambeth’s ‘lost’ River Effra? And how can you go about creating your own?
Find out all about rain gardens in an inspiring evening with London Wildlife Trust, including the opportunity to make a mini rain garden to take home and put on your windowsill.
This talk is part of the Lost Effra Project, working with nature to reduce flood risk in Lambeth.
Rain gardens are specially designed and planted areas that rainwater is diverted into. Rather than flowing off rooftops and roads into London’s overstretched Victorian sewers, rainwater is collected in purpose-built gardens where it can naturally soak in. This helps to reduce flood risk in times of heavy rain whilst also improving neighbourhoods for people and wildlife. Come along to find out how you can make one in your garden or community space to help make London greener, more resilient to extreme weather and better for wildlife.
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