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Last Day to Register – Hybrid Master Rain Gardener Class

Beginning February 2nd, the Toledo-Lucas County Rain Garden Initiative (RGI), a partner in Sacred Grounds Toledo, will offer the second Master Rain Gardener Class in the Toledo area. This five-week certification course, developed by the Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office, will be offered in a hybrid format: live virtual classes will be held on four consecutive Thursdays (February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 1 – 3 p.m.) to cover the steps for designing and installing a rain garden and one in-person class (held on Thursday, March 9th from 1-4 p.m.) at Toledo Campus Ministry, 2086 Brookdale Road, Toledo (confirmation pending) will enable participants to share rain garden plans and gather encouraging feedback. Cost of the class is $25 and includes all course materials as well as ongoing, post-course support. Upon completing all classes and installing a rain garden or adopting a public rain garden for a year, participants will be certified as a Master Rain Gardener. 

Interested participants should register by January 25th by visiting the News & Events section of the RGI website at https://www.raingardeninitiative.org/ or by completing the registration form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdByGPVhosO3RTnIjhDCHANCFf6heYYZxROlhttpUwZ1pvlRA/viewform. Class size will be limited to 30 participants to ensure that everyone is able to receive the technical support that they need.