The Catawba County Library is offering a free class on rain gardens, this week.
Participants can learn how to set up a rain garden on their own property, under the instruction of Catawba County Agricultural Extension agent Kelly Groves.
Rain gardens improve the quality of stormwater and nearby bodies of water, by diverting rainwater from contaminated areas such as roofs, driveways and walkways. They are also helpful in puddle prevention.
Interested gardeners can join the educational demonstration at the Conover Branch of the Catawba County Library, located at 403 Conover Station SE in Conover, Tuesday April 23, at 7 p.m.
The cost is free and the class is open to ages 21 and over.
For more information on the program, call 828-466-5108.