Please Note our Memorial Day Holiday Hours: 11am–5pm on Monday, May 28

Our café is currently closed for renovations. You'll be in for a treat when it reopens in July as the Café at RMSC by local partner Creative Caterers. 

Off-Site Rain Barrel & Rain Garden Workshops

Off-Site Rain Barrel & Rain Garden Workshops

At various community locations, make a rain barrel to take home or learn how to build a rain garden. Rain barrels and rain gardens are two ways that you can add green infrastructure to your own home to reduce stormwater pollution and promote a healthy watershed. 


Rain Garden Workshop

Come and learn how you can help protect local water quality by planting a rain garden in your yard. Homeowners can disconnect the downspouts on their house and direct the rainwater from their roof to a rain garden where the water soaks into the ground and waters the plants. Rain gardens look like regular gardens and are only wet for a few hours after a rain storm. There is a wide variety of native, perennial plants that can be used in a rain garden. Come and learn how easy it is to disconnect your downspout and install a rain garden in your yard. All participants will receive a free rain gauge and rain garden plant seeds for their homes. 

Registration is required. Call 585.697.1942 or register online below. 

Sunday, May 20 at 12:30pm | Broccolo Garden Center

Broccolo Garden Center
2755 Penfield Road
Fairport 14450
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Register: May 20


Rain Barrel Workshop

Create your own rain barrel to take home and locations around the Rochester area — we supply everything but the rain. Water usage increases by approximately 30 percent in the summer months due to watering gardens, filling pools and more. Rain barrels are a great way to challenge that percentage and maintain a cost-effective process. 

Registration is required. Call 585.697.1942 or register online below. 

Tuesday, May 15 at 6pm | Webster Town Library

Webster Town Library
980 Ridge Road
Webster, NY 14580
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Register: May 15

 

Saturday, June 9 at 10am | Broccolo Garden Center

Broccolo Garden Center
2755 Penfield Road
Fairport 14450
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Register: June 9

 

Tuesday, June 26 at 6:30pm | Genesee Brewery

Genesee Brewery
25 Cataract Street
Rochester, NY 14605
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Register: June 26

 

Tuesday, July 17 at 6pm | Webster Town Library

Webster Town Library
980 Ridge Road
Webster, NY 14580
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Register: July 17


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