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Carolina Rain Garden Initiative

A rain garden is a landscaped depression that allows rainwater runoff from impervious areas; such as rooftops, driveways and compacted lawn areas, the opportunity to infiltrate and be absorbed, reducing stormwater runoff and associated pollution. Rain gardens are a popular and attractive way for homeowners to manage erosion and moisture control issues, beautify the home landscape, create wildlife habitat and protect clean water downstream.

The Carolina Rain Garden Initiative provides tools and resources to assist with the installation of rain gardens in diverse settings such as yards, schoolyards, community centers and more.

Visit the Virtual Rain Garden to gain a step-by-step understanding of how to install your very own rain garden. Locate a demonstration rain garden near you to experience the look and feel of these landscape features. Showcase your rain garden using the Rain Garden Tracker tool. Or find a professional to install your rain garden by visiting the Professional Rain Garden Design and Installer page. Learn about past and upcoming workshop opportunities, download the 2016 Guide to Rain Gardens in South Carolina and more! We hope the Carolina Rain Garden Initiative helps you to experience the joys of rain gardening.

Coming Soon in early 2018! Master Rain Gardener Certification Course 

Find out more and be placed on the notification list by emailing Kim Morganello at kcounts@clemson.edu

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