Residential Rain Garden Training

Rain gardens are shallow depressions in the landscape that typically include plants and a mulch layer or ground cover. In addition to providing increased groundwater recharge, they are expected to provide pollutant treatment. Pollutant treatment in rain gardens has been attributed to adsorption, decomposition, ion exchange and volatilization.

The CT NEMO Program is teaching a 1.5 day short course for landscapers, designers, maintenance care providers and volunteers. Rain gardens are increasingly being used by homeowners and municipalities to reduce the impact of stormwater on local waterways and the Long Island Sound. Expand your clientele and increase your profitability by attending the training!

Don’t Wait! Seating for this workshop is limited, so please register by Friday, March 23, 2012.


Thursday, March 29 (Classroom)
8:30am – 3:00pm

Friday, March 30 (Field Installation)
8:30am – 12:30pm


Kelly Middle School, 25 Mahan Drive, Norwich, CT


Fees: Private Sector: $25
Municipal/nonprofit/local citizen: $20

For program details and to register: Contact Michael Dietz at or 860-345-5225.

View Rain Garden Training Flyer