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Master Gardner Winter Symposium: "Let it Rain"

  • New Orleans Museum of Art (map)

Let it Rain: Living with Water in our Louisiana Landscapes

Presented by Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans and LSU AgCenter

  • January 20, 2018 8:00 A.M. to Noon
  • New Orleans Museum of Art Auditorium, City Park

Join our outstanding speakers and specialists in their fields, Dana Brown and Dan Johnson, as they discuss managing stormwater in your home garden. A forum of local experts, including Urban Conservancy, SOUL and Water Wise, will then present their options to maximize your landscape potential while using our bountiful rainfall.

Using Plants for Stormwater Management.

Sharing wonderful pictures from her book by the same title, Dana Brown will give a brief overview of water flow in the Southeast and which plants are well suited to meeting our water challenges. Learn about flowers, grasses, and trees which are native to our greater New Orleans area and beyond.

Using Green Infrastructure at Home.

Discover ways to manage the rain that falls on your property. Learn from Dan Johnson (a.k.a. Greenman Dan) how simple changes to your yard can significantly help lessen the costly damage created by stormwater runoff such as poor water quality, urban flooding, subsidence and the rising costs to maintain New Orleans’ pumping stations and drainage system.

Forum: Local Water.

Dana and Dan join leaders from three local groups to educate us on what is being done with stormwater management in the greater New Orleans area and how you can help. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions of our forum panel on anything from city projects to your own backyard.

Your morning of learning will include a continental breakfast from Café NOMA, complimentary admission to NOMA immediately following the program and an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Besthoff Sculpture Garden adjoining the museum.

In addition, symposium attendees will receive a discount coupon to the Pelican Greenhouse Plant Sale which follows immediately after the program. Shop an amazing selection of native plants including a wide selection of shrubs and trees.

Registration fee is $35.00.

Please go to for complete details and to register securely online through our Eventbrite site. 

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Later Event: March 2
2018 Annual Awards Banquet