Funded through a grant from EPA – Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grant: Protecting Lake Erie Marsh and Waters, individuals or businesses in qualifying zip codes can apply for a scholarship to cover the costs of the Becoming a Master Rain Gardener Class.
In this five-week class, you will learn how to design your own rain garden! Rain Gardens filter and cool stormwater so that our streams and rivers run clean. Receive step-by-step instruction to create your garden, protecting your home against flooding and helping the birds and butterflies. And in the process, you will become a neighborhood expert!
Participants must attend all five classes and plant or adopt a rain garden to earn their Master Rain Gardener certificate, sign and t-shirt. Classes are held virtually, along with one rain garden in-person tour date for a more hands-on learning experience (tours are optional). Classes will be held Thursdays beginning February 23 and running through March 23.
This class is held in partnership with the Metro Detroit Master Rain Gardeners Group.
Full scholarships funded by the EPA-GLRI Grant are available for residents in the following zip codes: Detroit (48209, 48217), Ecorse (48229), Inkster (48141), Lincoln Park (48146), Melvindale (48122), River Rouge (48218), Riverview (48193), Romulus (48174), Taylor (48180). Email Jill Martin at email@example.com for scholarship details.