City of Bloomington Utilities Hosts First Landscape Education Workshop

Staff report

Bloomington, Ind. – July 19, 2023

The City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) is announced its inaugural Landscape Education Workshop, aimed at addressing drainage and erosion challenges in the face of a changing climate. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will be held at the Switchyard Park Pavilion located at 1601 S. Rogers St.

The workshop aims to benefit a wide range of participants, from homeowners to professional landscaping firms, providing them with valuable insights into sustainable landscaping practices. By partnering with other City departments, the CBU intends to offer attendees a comprehensive understanding of best stormwater practices, appropriate plant selection, and a guided tour of the landscaped features at Switchyard Park.

Kriste Lindberg, spokesperson for the City of Bloomington Utilities, expressed her enthusiasm about the event, emphasizing its potential impact on the community’s landscaping efforts. “We are excited to organize our first-ever Landscape Education Workshop, with a focus on fostering sustainable practices in landscaping. This is a fantastic opportunity for landscapers, property managers, homeowner associations, and anyone interested in creating environmentally friendly landscapes,” said Lindberg.

The event’s agenda includes informative sessions, interactive discussions, and networking opportunities. To encourage broad participation, the workshop will also provide a complimentary lunch for all attendees.

Interested participants are encouraged to register promptly, as space is limited to the first 50 registrants. The deadline for registration is Friday, July 21. To sign up, individuals can visit the registration form at

For those seeking additional details or wishing to get in touch with the organizers ahead of the event, inquiries can be directed to [email protected] or by calling (812) 349-3617.

The City of Bloomington Utilities hopes that the Landscape Education Workshop will mark the beginning of an ongoing series of educational events, furthering their commitment to promoting sustainable practices in landscaping.

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