AHAIN partnering with Purdue Extension! Offering Rainscaping Education Program

AHAIN is partnering with Purdue Extension to offer a full day Rainscaping Education Program.

The 2016-2017 Indiana QAP offers a maximum of 3 points for Water Conservation

You must register using the Purdue "The Education Store"  Click here to register.

Click here to view the brochure.

Landscapes with rainscaping capture stormwater, which reduces polluted runoff from homes and communities. When plants and soils of a rainscaped landscape absorb water from storms, they keep pollution from reaching streams, rivers, and lakes.

The Purdue Rainscaping Education Program's ultimate goal is to increase rainscaping in residential and small-scale public spaces. This workshop will teach multi-family housing professionals, master gardners, landscape professionals, and agency staff how to promote community awareness and education for bioretention/rain garden planning, installation, and maintenance.

What will we do?

The sessions include flipped classroom instruction through online learning modules, experiential training activities, field techniques and field trips to view rainscaping projects. Participants must attend all sessions to receive the certificate of completion.

When and where is the program?

The one day workshop will be held May 12, 2016 at the Daniel Turf Center in West Lafayette, Indiana.

9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

  • Introduction to Rainscaping
  • Site Selection and Analysis
  • Plant Selection and Design
  • Installation and Maintenance

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

  • Optional tour of local rain gardens

If you need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, prior to the meeting, contact Kara Salazar (765-496-1070, salazar@purdue.edu) or John Orick (765-496-7956, orick@purdue.edu).

It is the policy of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service that all persons have equal opportunity and access to its educational programs, services, activities, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action institution.

Registration is open to a maximum of 25 participants.

You must register using the Purdue "The Education Store"

Click here to register.

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