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Summer 2022 In-Person Professional Course

August 3 @ 10:00 am - September 7 @ 2:00 pm


This Master Rain Gardener Program will teach you how to manage rain water in your clients’ yards. 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.

Participants in the professional certification track will be required to pass a final exam and either participate in a field day (public rain garden installation) or install a residential rain garden. Graduates will receive a Master Rain Gardener t-shirt, yard sign, and a certificate of completion. Professionals will also have to option to be listed on a public website of Northeast Ohio Professional Master Rain Gardeners that will be maintained by and held on partner websites.

The Professional Certification is geared toward landscape professionals and contractors looking to install rain gardens professionally on residential properties. Your Master Rain Gardener Professional Certification can be used to promote your expertise and as a selling point for your business.

2022 In-person Course Dates:

• Class 1: Wednesday, August 3, 2022. 10:00 am-2:00 pm*

• Class 2: Wednesday, August 10, 2022. 10:00 am-2:00 pm*

• Class 3: Wednesday, August 17, 2022. 10:00 am-2:00 pm*

• Class 4: Wednesday, August 24, 2022. 10:00 am-2:00 pm*

• Class 5: Wednesday, September 7, 2022. 10:00 am-2:00 pm*

*Light refreshments will be provided

Unable to make all the classes? A hybrid option is available!

We offer an online course that follows the same content as the in-person course. If you need to miss any classes, you watch the online portion to keep up to date.


August 3 @ 10:00 am
September 7 @ 2:00 pm


Laura Bonnell
Kaylee Acres


Penitentiary Glen Reservation
8668 Kirtland Chardon Rd
Willoughby, OH 44094 United States
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