The Washtenaw County Rain Garden program has been building and planting rain gardens for 7 years, I have seen the work of some of the graduates, and their gardens inspired my own efforts at home.

Award-winning rain garden
Becoming a rain gardener is easy!

Rain Gardens provide working Green Infrastructure for home owners to clean and cool stormwater so that our streams and rivers run clean.  Stormwater runoff is a major source of pollution, and rain gardens can help address the problem.  Anyone can plant one in their own back (or front) yard.  Visit the Master Rain Gardener Hall of Fame (photos).

Help spread the word in the tradition of the MSU Extension’s Master Gardener program by becoming a Master Rain Gardener Volunteer.

Master Rain Gardener Training Class

Wednesday mornings 9:30am-12:30, January 16 – February 13, 2013.

Attendees must attend all five classes, and plant a rain garden to receive their Master Rain Gardener “Blue Thumb” certificate.

Location: 705 N. Zeeb, MSU Extension Classroom

Cost: $80  (Scholarships available)

Instructors: Harry Sheehan, Shannan Gibb-Randall, RLA, Susan Bryan, MLA

To register, visit the Master Rain Gardener information page.

Questions? or 734-730-9025