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1404 Goodale Boulevard, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: (614) 486-9613
Fax: (614) 486-9614

Master Rain Gardener

Our Fall 2022 Master Rain Gardener Program is full!

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The Master Rain Gardener program is a certification course that trains residents to build their own rain garden throughout a series of classes, field trips, and design feedback. The program enables gardeners to improve their own yard while becoming a stormwater ambassador in their neighborhood.

Students will learn how to manage rainwater in their own yard. Experienced instructors will provide customized feedback which will enable students to design and install a rain garden. Topics will include site assessment, soil analysis, design, construction, plant selection, and maintenance.

The Master Rain Gardener program was initially developed in Washtenaw County, Michigan, and has been adapted around Ohio and even Canada, resulting in valuable rain gardens, and engaged advocates.


To become a Master Rain Gardener, participants must complete the 5-week course and install their own rain garden or adopt a public rain garden. All participants will be required to complete course content, hands-on assignments, and weekly quizzes. The cost for the class is $75* (scholarships may be available for low-income residents, call FSWCD at 614-486-9613 for more information). Graduates of the course will receive a certificate, Master Rain Gardener T-shirt, and a yard sign.

2022 Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District Office at 1404 Goodale Blvd, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43212.

Tuesday, October 4th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 11th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 18th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, October 25th 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 15th 6:00 – 8:00 PM


Instructors

Madison Wisniewski- Franklin SWCD
Amy Dutt- Urban Wild Ltd. and Scioto Gardens
Debra Knapke- The Garden Sage
Cindy Maravich- Metro Parks 

Call Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District at 614-486-9613 for questions.















Thank you to the following communities for their support! 





* Franklin Soil & Water Conservation District does not offer refunds. If you need to cancel your registration contact the Program Coordinator immediately.