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Master Rain Gardener Program: Online Residential Certification

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This course will teach you how to manage rain water in your own yard by enabling you to design and install a rain garden.

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Rain gardens work with nature to collect and filter rainwater that runs off impervious surfaces like rooftops and driveways. Impervious surfaces lead to increases in surface runoff and often result in increased flooding and stream bank erosion. As water travels over impervious surfaces it also has the potential to pick up pollutants. Polluted stormwater runoff enters our rivers and lakes and is one of the leading threats to water quality in the U.S.

This Master Rain Gardener Program will teach you how to manage rain water in your own yard. Rain gardens naturally manage stormwater by infiltrating precipitation and allowing it to soak into the ground rather than sending it directly to storm sewers and nearby streams untreated. Experienced instructors will provide customized feedback which will enable you to design and install a rain garden. Topics will include site assessment, soil analysis, design, construction, plant selection, mulching, and maintenance. The course will be held online and provide weekly course materials that can be reviewed at times that work with your own schedule. There will also be opportunities for live engagement with instructors throughout the course.

Residential certification track participants are required to install their own rain garden or adopt a public rain garden for at least a year in order to receive certification. Graduates will receive a Master Rain Gardener t-shirt, yard sign, and a certificate of completion.

The Residential Certification is geared toward homeowners who would like to install a rain garden in their own yard and serve as the neighborhood expert on rain gardens.

This course is open to residents of Northeast Ohio.

Online Course Dates:

Monday, January 31 - Monday, March 7

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