Master Rain Gardener Classes
Become a Master Rain Gardener – In-person class!
Dates: Five Wednesday afternoons -
April 19th and 26th, May 3rd,10th, and 17th
Time: 12:00 to 2:30pm. Office hours 11:30, and until 3:00.
Price: $89 (purchase below or here)
Location: Rolling Hills County Park. 7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. The Great Room at the Lodge.
Design your own rain garden step-by-step during class. Become the neighborhood expert! Protect your home against flooding & help birds, & butterflies with a RAIN garden!
We teach you everything we know about rain gardens. That includes lessons learned from more than 500 rain gardens built by homeowners just like you. Learn what works and what doesn’t. Ask questions! Visit a real rain garden! Earn your certification – including a t-shirt and sign – by building your own rain garden, or adopting a public rain garden.
This class will be every Wednesday afternoon April 19th through May 17th from noon to 2:30 p.m.
Classes will be held at Rolling Hills County Park (7660 Stony Creek Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197) in the Great Room at The Lodge from noon to 2:30 p.m. Office hours will be available before class at 11:30 a.m. and after class until 3:00 p.m. Optional field trips and plant swap opportunities will be available to students. Potluck style snacks provided by staff and classmates.
Susan Bryan created and teaches the Master Rain Gardener class at Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, which became a state-wide certification in 2015, and has spread to the Great Lakes western states including – gasp! – Canada! And Ohio! Over 1,200 rain gardens have been built by homeowners on her advice – by the industrious and spectacular Master Rain Gardeners.
Meija Knafl became a fully certified Master Rain Gardener in spring of 2020. Her background in Wildlife Ecology and her work with the River Raisin Watershed Council provide her with insights into the water quality issues of the Great Lakes region. She can't wait to share her experience with budding Master Rain Gardeners!