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Online Master Rain Gardener training July 1 - 29, 2015

You are invited to register for this year’s Online Master Rain Gardener training. Are you ready to plant a rain garden this summer? This class will teach you how, step-by-step.

The class will be held online Wednesday lunchtimes 12:00-1:00pm July 1-29, 2015, with an optional site visit on Saturday July 11th in Ann Arbor, MI. It is a GoToTraining webinar format, so feel free to take it from your desk at work, at home, or from your smartphone with the GoToTraining app. There will be homework, and class discussion with flexible hours on an online forum. So even if you have a job – you can take this class!

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the training
from your computer on July 1st.
You must attend all 5 classes and then build a rain garden to earn your Master Rain Gardener certification.

Instructors: Susan Bryan, MLA; Harry Sheehan, Shannan Gibb-Randall, RLA
Cost: FREE (Thanks to a grant from the MDEQ Michigan Department of Environmental Quality)
Questions?> or 734-730-9025

Description of the class:
Become a Master Rain Gardener - and become a volunteer resource for your neighborhood.

This class will teach you to design and build a rain garden. Step-by-step, each week's workshop and homework will lead you through your own rain garden design, with lots of feedback. By the end of the class, your design will be done, and you will be confident that it will work. You will be ready to dig!

Washtenaw County has been planting rain gardens since 2005 - over 170 rain gardens - and in that time we have learned a thing or two about what makes them successful.

Come train with us to be a Master *Rain* Gardener. Help us spread the word in the tradition of the Master Gardener program. Become your neighborhood's expert on rain gardens!

Rain Gardens filter and cool storm water so that our streams and rivers run clean. It is a nonpoint solution for nonpoint source pollution. Anyone can plant one in their own back yard.