During storms, water lands on lawns and hard surfaces like roofs and driveways. As water moves across these surfaces, it picks up pollutants such as automotive oils, salts, fertilizers, and pet waste. This polluted water is typically collected in storm drains. Pipes carry this dirty water to nearby streams, rivers, and lakes, where it discharges. This polluted water contributes to poor water quality and degrades wildlife habitat.
Rain gardens use a bowl-shaped, landscaped design to intentionally capture this dirty water! Rain gardens temporarily hold and filter this dirty water to protect local waterbodies & wildlife!
Master Rain Gardener
The Master Rain Gardener certification course is a virtual 5-week course meeting once a week for 5 weeks (with an optional post-course celebration class). Students will be expected to attend all 5 virtual classes and perform the associated homework assignments.
The course is $25.00 per person. You will be provided a course packet to include handouts and helpful resources. To receive your certification, you will be required to install your very own rain garden. Once your rain garden is installed, you will be awarded a Certified Master Rain Gardener Sign to display proudly. Considering the course? See what's in store. View the syllabus here!
The Master Rain Gardener certification course is a step-by-step training that provides individuals with the necessary knowledge and resources to properly design and build a rain garden within their property.