Master RAIN Gardener Class

SPRING In-person Master Rain Gardener Class

Five Wednesday afternoons: April 10, 17, 24, May 1,8 
12:00 to 2:30. Office hours 11:30-noon. 

LOCATION: Saline Rec Center. 1866 Woodland Dr E, Saline, MI 48176
Register for spring class here
Design your own rain garden step-by-step during class. Become the neighborhood expert!  Protect your home against flooding & help birds, & butterflies with a RAIN garden! 
Ask questions in person. Field trips to real live rain gardens.

Instructors: Susan Bryan, Washtenaw County Water Resources & Meija Knafl, River Raisin Watershed Council.
Earn your certification – including a t-shirt and sign - by building your own rain garden, or adopting a public rain garden.   

Saline Library Master Rain Gardener volunteers 2014 Opens in new window 

Free Recorded Master Rain Gardener Class

As always, the on-demand pre-recorded master rain gardener class is FREE. 

Click here to see the class videos & homework - just follow along!  

Please fill out the registration form, so I know where your rain garden is going in.


Master Rain Gardeners at Thurston Elementary with Logo

Teachers of the recorded class

Susan Bryan, Rain Garden Coordinator

Susan has been designing rain gardens for over ten years, and has mentored over 700 homeowners planting rain gardens. She developed the Master Rain Gardener program, and has spread it to six other municipalities. In Ann Arbor, she designed the Miller Avenue rain gardens and the Swift Run streetside rain gardens. She is a past President of Wild Ones, has a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan, and is a Master Gardener.

Harry Sheehan, Chief Deputy Water Resources Commissioner

Harry is responsible for planning and financing ongoing Water Resources Office efforts and spearheading innovative projects that keep our rivers running clean.

Shannan Gibb-Randall, Principal at InSite Design Studio, Inc.

Shannan leads InSite Design’s ecologically sensitive landscape design work. Her background is in Art History and Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan. Projects in her portfolio include the City of Ann Arbor Municipal Center, the Stone School roadside rain gardens, the Great Lakes Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center Courtyard.

Roger Moon Rain Garden Tour

Take the class and join us for outdoor tours of local rain gardens at your neighbor's yards. See how it is done!

All of our events are HERE

  • Rain Garden Pop Up Tours - at your neighbor's rain garden.
  • Visits to local native plant nurseries - come shop!
  • Planting days at shorelines and park rain gardens.
  • And more! Check them out.

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