How to Build Rain Gardens: Lessons from an Expert
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Friday, November 10, 2023
10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST
Presented by: Sean James, NPD, FLP
- Knowledge on LID (low impact development) is growing and evolving quickly; e.g. should an engineered medium be used, or should we work with existing soils
- Sizing calculations and infiltration
- Tests, ‘rules’ of where to put these features and on what time frame they should work
- Potential and subtle mistakes to be made: how to identify and avoid them?
- Construction details
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
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Sean James, NPD, FLPMaster Gardener, Owner of ‘Sean James Consulting & Design’.
Named by Landscape Ontario as 2020 and 2021’s Garden Communicator of the Year, gardening has been Mr. James’ hobby and profession for over 40 years. A graduate of Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, a Master Gardener, writer, and teacher, he focuses on eco-gardening techniques, which makes sense since he grew up surrounded by nature. He has spoken from the Maritimes to Seattle and landscaped from Nova Scotia to California. Mr. James has had the honor to be part of creating the Ontario Landscape Tree Planting Guide, the Grow-Me-Instead guide, the Ontario Horticultural Apprenticeship Curriculum and the national Red Seal Occupational Standard, and the Master Gardeners Reference Manual. He has participated in chairing the Environmental Stewardship Committee for Landscape Ontario, the Environmental Committee for the Perennial Plant Association, moderating the Master Gardeners of Ontario Facebook page, judging the All-American Selections garden competition and Hamilton’s Monarch Awards. Mr. James has been the Ontario spokesperson for Garden Days Canada and he has appeared on many radio shows and on television and has instructed at the college level for 17 years. He owns ‘Sean James Consulting & Design’.
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Course Title: How to Build Rain Gardens: Lessons from an Expert
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This two-hour course explains how to design and build a rain garden. The course focuses on soil properties, sizing calculations and infiltration, where to place certain rain garden features, and construction details. The course also includes a discussion on potential and subtle mistakes to avoid.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss and consider if and/or when an engineered medium should be used for a rain garden instead of the existing soil.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to perform sizing calculations based on the desired volume and infiltration.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify and avoid potential and subtle mistakes when designing and constructing rain gardens.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss the details of the rain garden construction process and consider the placement of certain rain garden features.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 09/07/2026
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