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Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Creating a Rain Garden
Location: SC Agricultural Museum, Pendleton SC
Date: October 14, 2017
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Details: This workshop is open to the public and is a fantastic class for those interested in learning how to be more sustainable in their own backyard. Participants will have a hands-on experience while creating and installing a rain garden that will be used as a demonstration site. Contact Nikki Saylors at nsaylors@bgamsc.org to register. 

Backyard Rain Gardens
Location: South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson SC
Date: October 27, 2017
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm

Details: The Backyard Rain Gardens class is part of the Certificate in Native Plant Studies program offered by the SC Botanical Garden and the SC Native Plants Society. Learn more about this workshop and the Native Plant Studies Program HERE

Rain Gardens for the Home Landscape
Location: Hanahan Library, Hanahan SC
Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Details: Join us for this workshop for home gardeners and residents who are interested in learning more about the design, installation and maintenance of rain gardens. This workshop includes a site visit and activities. We will highlight benefits of rain gardening, discuss plant selection and perform a site visit and hands-on activities. Register & learn more HERE

Tri-County Master Gardener's Rain Garden & Rainwater Harvesting Training 
Location: Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center, Charleston, SC
Date: November 19, 2017
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

Details: This class is offered as part of the Tri-County Master Gardener Training program. Participants learn how to design and install a rain garden. 

                                   Master Naturalist State Conference Rain Garden Workshop

Past Workshops

Rain Garden Workshop for Educators

Location: Lake Carolina Elementary School, Blythewood, SC
Date: March 21, 2017
Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Details: This workshop provided an overview of the benefits of rain gardens as well as rain garden design and construction for educators. The workshop included an installation of a rain garden at Lake Carolina Elementary School.  

Tri-County Master Gardener's Training Workshop
Location: Clemson Coastal Research and Education Center, Charleston, SC
Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

Details: This class offered as part of the Tri-County Master Gardener Training program. Participants learn how to design and install a rain garden. 

South Carolina Native Plant Society 2016 Symposium
Location: Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Date: October 7-9, 2016

Details: As part of the SCNPS 2016 Symposium, participants had the opportunity to learn about rain gardens. 

Clemson Extension Contractor Best Management Practice Training
Location: Sandhills Research and Education Center, Columbia, SC
Date: November 15, 2016

Details: A hands-on workshop intended for contractors and landscape professionals interested in learning more about rain garden design, as well as other BMP practices including shorescaping, rainwater harvesting and more.  

                                                    

Rain Gardens for Professionals: Town of Mount Pleasant Fire Department Number 2, Mount Pleasant, SCRain Gardens for Professionals
Location: Town of Mount Pleasant Fire Department Number 2, Mount Pleasant, SC
Date: November 5, 2015
Time: 9:00am to 3:30pm

Details: A hands-on workshop intended for landscape architects, landscape professionals and contractors interested in learning more about the design, installation and maintenance of rain gardens.

Master Naturalist Rain Garden Workshop
Location: Clemson University Coastal Research & Education Center, Charleston, SC
Date: November 3, 2015
Time: 9:00am to Noon

Details: In partnership with the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, the Charleston-area Master Naturalist in training participate in a half-day rain garden workshop as part of course curriculum.

Rain Garden for Residential Landscapes, Tri-County Master GardenersRain Garden for Residential Landscapes, Tri-County Master Gardeners
Location: Clemson University Coastal Research & Education Center, Charleston, SC
Date: October 29, 2015
Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Details: The Tri-County Master Gardeners in training participate in a full-day rain garden workshop as part of their course curriculum; as part of the training, attendees install a rain garden as well as learn about native plants in the home landscape and small-scale rainwater harvesting systems.

“Naturalist Gardening for the Green Thumb,” Master Naturalist State Conference
Location: Camp St. Christopher, Seabrook Island, SC
Date: October 9, 2015

Details: As part of the Master Naturalist State Conference, a half day workshop offered participants the opportunity to install a rain garden and learn about water-wise & wildlife friendly gardening practices.

Rain Garden Workshop for HomeownersRain Garden Workshop for Homeowners
Location: Dillon Park, Sumter, SC
Date: September 9, 2015

Details: Attendees representing the residential audience, learn hands-on about rain garden benefits, design and installation as they installed a 1200 square foot rain garden at Dillon Park.

South Carolina Native Plants Society State Symposium
Location: Felix C. Davis Community Center, North Charleston, SC
Date: June 12-14, 2015

Details: The SC Native Plants Society State Symposium is a weekend full of native plant activities including a rain garden and rainwater harvesting lecture and demonstration.

Carolina Yard Gardening School Water-Wise EditionCarolina Yard Gardening School Water-Wise Edition
Location: Trident Technical College, North Charleston, SC
Date: June 6, 2015
Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm

Details: The Water-Wise edition of the 2015 Gardening School instructs how to work with nature to create a low maintenance, beautiful landscape; with particular emphasis on using rain as a resource and reducing stormwater runoff by installing a rain garden rainwater harvesting system.


Rain Garden Install