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Become a leader & resource for your community
Adopt A Rain Garden!
- Current Master Rain Gardener Students: If you would like to adopt a rain garden in lieu of installing one to earn your Master Rain Gardener Certification, let us know! You will need to visit your adopted rain garden once per month for 1 year (excluding some winter months). Your instructor will send you a tracking sheet to record your visits, which can be submitted when your year is up to receive your MRG Certification.
- Master Rain Gardener Graduates: Looking for a way to give back, now that you're the 'neighborhood expert'? There are many rain gardens in need of adoption, and we welcome our graduates to continue using their experience to make their communities a more beautiful place after graduation. After all, your Rain Garden knowledge is valuable, whether you installed your own or adopted one to earn your certification.
Ready to adopt? First, check out the map of adoptable rain gardens. Then, get in touch with us. We'll help pair you with a rain garden that fits well with your location and needs! While many (but not all) of these gardens are on public property, please let us know before you begin work on the garden so we can communicate with the owner, and mark it as 'adopted'.
Adoptable rain garden map coming soon!
RED = Adoptable - contact Instructor to Initiate Inquiry
GREEN = Adoptable
ORANGE = Rehabilitation opportunity
PINK = Adopted
Volunteer in the Community.
Master Rain Gardener Roger Moon giving a garden club tour of his rain garden.
Volunteer at Events
Check the Events Calendar for volunteer opportunities at upcoming events, plant sales, classes, etc. We encourage you to host your own events too! If you decide to do a Rain Garden party, tour, etc. and would like us to advertise on the Master Rain Gardener website or facebook page, let us know! We're happy to provide resources and support.
Examples of events Master Rain Gardeners could volunteer for:
Group Rain Garden Projects
Check the Events Calendar for rain garden work in need of volunteers. If you have a community rain garden rehab or install project and would like support, get in touch with us. We'll share on the Master Rain Gardener website and facebook group, and can let any current classes know of the opportunity. We are happy to provide feedback and suggestions if requested also.
Ways that Master Rain Gardeners can make a difference with leading or participating in group rain garden projects:
Be a Rain Garden Resource.
Every Master Rain Gardener has knowledge and experience that is valuable to their community. Maybe you don't feel comfortable teaching, or don't have time to adopt a rain garden. There are several ways you can be a resource on your own time!
Here are some ideas (but really, the sky is the limit!):