Expand your gardening skills!Join us for the Ontario RAIN Garden Master Class and earn a certification in this emerging eco-landscaping trend. Enjoy learning and mentoring from leading experts while you design and build your first rain garden - in a new, on demand format so you can learn on your own schedule. Buy tickets here! A great rate of only $100.In this class, you will learn how to design your own rain garden step-by-step.
Rain gardens capture water that runs off of hard surfaces, such as driveways, rooftops and walkways. The garden is designed, and specific plants are selected to allow water to infiltrate back into the soil and remove pollutants from the runoff. Rain gardens are beautiful, and provide homes for butterflies and pollinators.
Course instructors include:Susan Bryan- "Queen of Rain Gardens" in Washtenaw County, Michigan- Master Rain Gardener program founder, Master Gardener and Landscape Architect, Rain Garden Coordinator at the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office.
Sean James- "The Rain Garden Guru" of Ontario- Master Gardener and award-winning landscape consultant, Sean James Consulting and Design.
Sharyn Inward- " The Reigning Queen of RAIN"- Certified Rain Gardener and urban water expert, Green Communities Canada.
This online course includes:· Six pre-recorded, one hour classes· Interactive mentoring from experts· Peer support via online sharing for a period of 6-months while you build your first gardenCertification awarded to full participants who have completed their own rain garden design/build within the 6-month period of support.Links to online workshops and assignments will be distributed weekly over 6 weeks starting on May 13th and ending the week of June 17th- and can be viewed according to your schedule.As a result of this training you will learn:
- Why stormwater needs to be managed.
- The importance of properly-designed rain gardens.
- The principles of rain garden location, construction and maintenance.
- How to properly design and size rain gardens.
- How to select appropriate vegetation.
- How to design, build and plant a rain garden.
The RAIN Garden Master Class is tailored towards gardeners and professionals and members that want to learn more about the proper design, installation and maintenance of rain gardens.
*We would like to thank the RBC Foundation for their support of this course, and helping to keep the cost affordable for participants.
Webinar: Community partnerships for transformation green infrastructure. A case study of Reep Green Solutions.Reep Green Solutions are using their connections to the community to transform the landscape in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON and surrounding communities with green infrastructure. Learn how they're doing it at this free webinar. May 30 at 10am PT/1pm ET/2pm ATRegister now! Stormwater runoff is a major contributor to flood risk and a pervasive threat to water quality. Green infrastructure, which manages rain close to where it falls, can mitigate issues related to urban runoff, as well as provide many other community benefits. However, in order to have an impact, green infrastructure needs to be implemented across the urban landscape – on both public and private properties. Not-for-profits, with their connections to community, are well positioned to support municipalities in implementing green infrastructure by engaging with the public.This webinar will showcase how Reep Green Solutions has been working with the Ontario municipalities of Kitchener, Waterloo, and other surrounding communities to engage the public on this issue, helping to transform the landscapes with green infrastructure.
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