Application for Winter 2020 Master Rain Gardener Training Program
Come train to become a Master Rain Gardener! Learn to design your own rain garden step-by-step and get expert feedback on designing, digging and planting. Then, share your knowledge and become your neighborhood's expert on rain gardens. Rain Gardens capture and soak in the rainwater that runs off hard surfaces like roofs and driveways—the #1 source of pollution in the Rouge River. Anyone can plant one in their own yard. Learn more about the course at
Time: 9am to noon
Dates: Five Saturdays, Feb 15, 22, 29 & March 7, 14
Location: Jack E. Kirksey Recreation Center
Livonia, MI 48154
Cost: $119 ($350 value; $20 scholarship rate available)
$175 for applications received after February 1st, 2020
You must attend all 5 classes, and build (or adopt) a rain garden to earn the Master Rain Gardener certification.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis up until the first day of class. Maximum enrollment 35 trainees. If your application is approved, you'll be invited to confirm your enrollment by paying the course tuition fee.
Sponsored by the City of Livonia. Hosted by Friends of the Rouge, and instructed by Matthew Bertrand and Cyndi Ross.
Adapted from Washtenaw County's Master Rain Gardener Training Program developed by Susan Bryan, Harry Sheehan, and Shannan Gibb-Randall, Principal at InSite Design Studio, Inc.
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