IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the inclement weather and saturated soil conditions expected on Friday, April 1st, we have decided to alter our agenda for the two day RI Residential Rain Garden Training. We will be holding the installation component of the training tomorrow afternoon, Thursday March 31st, and continuing the presentations indoors on Friday, April 1st.
All those scheduled to attend both training days, please dress appropriately for tomorrow’s installation procedures.
All those scheduled for just the indoor component should plan on attending the training sessions on both Thursday and Friday morning from 8:30 -12:15.
If you have any questions, please contact Lorraine Joubert at email@example.com (401) 874-2138.
|Schedule||Classroom and Field Session||March 31, 2011||8:30 am – 4:00 pm Classroom Session April 1, 2011 8:30 am – 12:30 pm|
Location: Roger Williams Botanical Center, Greenhouse 3, 1 Floral Way, Providence, RI 02907
Description: The University of RI Cooperative Extension is offering a new training program for landscapers, designers, maintenance care providers, and volunteers. The Residential Rain Garden Training, modeled after similar programs currently offered through Rutgers University and the University of CT, will introduce green industry professionals to rain garden siting and design and help prepare them to offer rain garden installation and maintenance services to clients.
March 31 Classroom Topics:
-Urban and Suburban Stormwater Impacts
-Fundamentals of Low Impact Development (LID)
-RI Stormwater Management Regulations
-Rain Garden Siting and Sizing, Planting Design, Installation, and Maintenance
April 1 Rain Garden Installation:
This half-day, hands-on field session will engage participants in a rain garden installation on the Botanical Center grounds, and will occur rain or shine. Appropriate dress required.
Certificate of Completion: Attendees who fulfill the following requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion, certifying attendance at the full program and demonstrating understanding of basic principles of rain garden planning, installation, and maintenance:
1. Attend March 31 classroom session and April 1 field session
2. Complete pre- and post-training survey
3. Successfully complete short examination
Registration: Registration is closed as maximum capacity was reached. To be placed on a waiting list for a Fall 2011 Rain Garden Training, please e-mail Kate Venturini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment Form (PDF)
Draft Agenda (PDF)
Final Attendance (PDF)
Survey Results (PDF)
NBC 10 WJAR Plant Pro: Rain Garden- Sejal Lanterman talks about the rain garden at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center
|Session||Presentation||Additional Handouts and Resources|
|1||Stormwater in the City ( PDF)||What is a Rain Garden Fact Sheet ( PDF)|
|2||Regulations (PDF)|| |
|3||Overview and Design ( PDF)||A Design Guide for Homeowners in RI ( PDF)|
|4||Sizing Exercise: See previous presentation|
Site Assessment Checklist (PDF)
Soil Assessment (PDF)
Importance of Soil Texture (PDF) 5 Installation (PDF) 6 Plant Selection ( PDF) Schematic (PDF) 7 Maintenance (PDF) Maintenance for Professionals (PDF)
Maintenance for Homeowners ( PDF) 8 Summary and Resources Web Resources ( PDF)
Instructors are from the Rutgers University Cooperative Extension, the UConn NEMO Program, and the URI Cooperative Extension. Funding for the rain garden design, materials and installation provided by the City of Providence Parks Department. Organizational support provided by URI under the RI Stormwater Solutions project funded by the RI Department of Transportation in partnership with RIDEM and US EPA.
Questions? Please e-mail Kate Venturini at email@example.com.