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Oct. 2, 2013 Rain Garden Training: A Business Opportunity for Landscape Designers and Installers in the Puget Sound Region

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 increasing 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.  To register in your preferred location: see http://www.12000raingardens.org/get-involved/events/.   For more information, call Philomena Kedziorski (425) 357-6037.

Supporting Partners: Washington Stormwater Center, University of Washington Botanic Gardens, Snohomish Conservation District, City of Everett, Kitsap County Surface & Stormwater Management, Kitsap Conservation District.