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Master Rain Gardener Certification Class

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Take the Online Master Rain Gardener Certification Class this summer

Live! Online! from your computer or phone. Master Rain Gardener certification class in a live webinar format. Participants must attend all 5 classes, and build a rain garden to earn their Master Rain Gardener certification – and the Master Rain Gardener t-shirt!
Questions: Susan Bryan
Cost: FREE (funded by an MDEQ grant, the EPA and Washtenaw County Water Resources)
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Washtenaw County has been planting rain gardens since 2005, and in that time we have learned a thing or two about what makes them successful. Come train with us to be a Master *Rain* Gardener. During class you will design your own rain garden step-by-step. Build your rain garden this summer and receive a t-shirt! Share your knowledge in the tradition of the Master Gardeners. Become your neighborhood's expert on rain gardens!

Rain Gardens protect our rivers and lakes from pollution. Anyone can plant one in their own back yard. Visit the Master Rain Gardener Hall of Fame (photos).

Instructor bios:
Susan Bryan is the Rain Garden Coordinator for the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office. She has designed over 60 residential rain gardens planted in Washtenaw County, and mentored over 350 homeowners planting rain gardens. Notable projects in her portfolio include the Miller Avenue roadside rain gardens, and Wellington Park. She created and teaches the Master Rain Gardener class, is a past president of Wild Ones, has a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Michigan, and is an Advanced Master Gardener in Washtenaw County.
Harry Sheehan is the Deputy Water Resources Commissioner in Washtenaw County. He leads the environmental education and outreach group in the Water Resources Commissioner’s office. He is responsible for planning, financing and managing both ongoing education efforts, and spearheading new innovative projects. His background is a BS in forestry from Humbolt State University, and a Masters Degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan.
Shannan Gibb-Randall is principal at InSite Design Studio, Inc. Shannan leads InSite Design’s ecologically sensitive and innovative landscape design and management. Her background is in Art History from the Residential College at the University of Michigan, and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the School of Natural Resources at the University of Michigan. Notable projects in her portfolio include the City of Ann Arbor Municipal Center, the Great Lakes Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center Courtyard. She is a frequently sought-after public speaker for sustainable stormwater and native planting design, and is a member of the Planning Commission for the City of Ann Arbor.