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705 N ZeebAnn Arbor, MI, 48103
Come train to become a Master Rain Gardener. Learn to design your own rain garden step-by-step and get expert feedback on designing, digging and planting. Then, share your knowledge and become your neighborhood's expert on rain gardens. Rain Gardens capture and soak in the rain water that runs off hard surfaces like roofs and driveways which is the #1 source of pollution in rivers. Anyone can plant one in their own yard. You must attend all 5 classes, and build a rain garden to earn the Master Rain Gardener certification. Hosted by Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's Office. Instructors: Susan Bryan, Rain Garden Coordinator; Harry Sheehan, Deputy Water Resources Commissioner; Shannan Gibb-Randall, Principal at InSite Design Studio, Inc. 5 weeks.
Biography: Susan Bryan planted a rain garden in her yard in 2006 and has been enjoying it ever since. She is currently the Rain Garden Coordinator for the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner's Office, working with plants and people to protect the water quality in the Huron River. She has designed many rain gardens, and bio-infiltration areas, including the rain gardens along Miller Avenue. She is a past president of Wild Ones, the native plant educational organization, has a master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Michigan, and is an Advanced Master Gardener in Washtenaw County. What Susan's Students Say:"Excellent class, well-managed & very informative.""With the class, I feel confident. But I would not have tackled this project without taking the class.""I find myself driving/walking and looking for houses that need rain gardens!""Great class!!""I found the MRG class one of the best, well-organized gardening classes/field trips. It was extremely informative, hands on technique, with a relaxed atmosphere making everyone comfortable to contribute information about their experiences. I think we all came away feeling very comfortable putting in a rain garden."
1515 S. 7th St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Tel. Call: (734) 994.2300 ext. 0 M.F 8am.5pm (Summer Hours 8am.4:30pm)