Join Friends of the Rouge for this exciting inaugural family-friendly event at Beechwoods Park in Southfield on Sunday 5/22 from 1pm to 5pm.
ALERT: CONSTRUCTION ON BEECH RD
Beech Rd allows only southbound one-way traffic. Access event by traveling to Nine Mile Rd and Beech, then south on Beech Rd.
ROUGE RESCUE BACKYARD FAIR & NATIVE PLANT SALE
Native Plant Sale
Native Plant Sale, hosted by Designs by Nature, with quarts of your favorite native plants available for same-day purchase. $5 quarts, $6 and up for woodland rescue plants, plus more
Children’s activities, including live readings, activities, and playground
1PM – 5PM
Southfield @ Beechwoods Park (22200 Beech Rd)
Volunteers make this event possible! And they get up to a 20% discount, plus first crack at the plant sale.
10 minute pop-up talks on rain gardens, rain barrels, pollinators, etc
Tabling by partner organizations, for you to learn more and connect with local experts about pollinators, invasive species, composting, paddling the Rouge, etc. See a full list of tabling partners below.
You make a better world possible—starting right in your own backyard!
Event opens! Native plant sale, children’s activities, plus tables with activities and information for adults
Native Plant Speed Talk. Get the scoop on native plants, and get oriented to the plants available at the Native Plant Sale.
Book reading of “Let’s Build a Rain Garden” by local children’s book author Sally Wenczel
Pollinator Speed Talk. Find out what all the buzz is about with pollinators!
Rain Barrels Speed Talk. Touch, tip, and otherwise try out a real live Rain Barrel Starter Kit, (just please don’t kick the tires), and learn more about whether a rain barrel is right for you.
Rain Garden Speed Talk. Check out the freshly planted rain garden at Beech Woods Park, and learn more about whether a rain garden is right for you. We’ll also learn about the permeable pavers installed in the parking lot.
Close of event
1pm – 3pm. Earth Friendly Landscaping. Making compost the “easy” way, using natural mulches, and using compost for an earth-friendly landscape.
Local children’s book author Sally Wenczel will have copies of her book “Let’s Build a Rain Garden” available for purchase. She will give a live reading of her book at 2pm
Terrain model of the Rouge River Watershed, staffed by volunteer Al VanKerckhove
Dry Dock with Herman Jenkins. Hop in a canoe and learn about the Lower Rouge Water Trail
Enviroscape model staffed by Yvonne Willis
Pollinators table staffed by Colleen Sturm