Functional and attractive, rain gardens are becoming popular with homeowners and businesses because of the benefits they bring such as reducing water pollution and flooding and increasing property values and appeal (plus government incentives). Learn how to design and install these gardens in our upcoming 2-day workshop for professionals to tap into a new and growing customer base.
2-day workshop – October 23-24
8:30a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105
Cost: $135; Late registration after October 16 is $150.
Register Online or call 206.685.8033
Landscape designers, installers, and maintenance technicians are invited to take advantage of a two-day training. This professional level training will focus on rain gardens and other low-impact development practices gaining in popularity with savvy homeowners who want to control run-off and beautify their yards. The class will cover site selection, soils, new regulations, designs, plant selection, and more.
The demand for properly installed rain gardens is growing, creating a new niche and business opportunity for those with adequate training. State and local programs are, or will soon be, requiring low impact development on new construction and several are offering incentives for retrofit projects. These regulations are and will increasingly result in the creation of new jobs in the landscape industry. The workshops will include lunch and refreshments, a copy of the new rain garden handbook, and other take-away materials.