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March 10, 2020, 8:00 AM - April 15, 2020, 4:30 PM @ Program includes online courses and field day for the certification course.
Learn how to design and build resiliency into local yards! This course focuses on rain garden and rainwater harvesting system design and installation. Rain gardens and rainwater harvesting systems assist residents with flood and erosion management, water conservation and establishment of backyard habitat.
As part of the Master Rain Gardener program, participants will learn about:
• Rain garden site assessment
• Soil analysis
• Design standards and elements
• Plant selection
• Rainwater harvesting system sizing and design
• Rainwater harvesting water use and safety measures
• Maintenance and use for long term success
The Certification Track, geared towards professional audiences, includes a field day that will take place April 15th in Charleston, SC.
The Letter of Completion Track is intended for home gardeners, Master Gardeners, and other residential audiences. Attendance in the field day is not included in this track.
See website for track specific details.
March 19, 2020, 8:00 AM - May 1, 2020, 5:00 PM @ 8 Week online course with a field day in Charleston area on April 30th (Stormwater Pond Track) and May 1st (Recreational pond track)
Learn about stormwater or recreational ponds with this Clemson Extension program that provides management strategies to pond owners and managers through an online classroom and hands-on field training.
Participants can complete the full Master Pond Manager recognition training, or complete a Letter of Completion in Recreational or Stormwater Pond Management. Participants in the full Master Pond Manager course will receive three Category 5 pesticide CEC hours.
Course content includes:
• Recreational Pond Design and Construction
• Stormwater Pond Design, Inspection and Maintenance
• Limnology and Water Quality
• Integrated Aquatic Plant Management
• Best Management Practices for Stormwater Ponds
• Fish Management
March 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Help build resiliency into your yard and garden with Native Plants!
Because native plants are adapted to local soils and climate conditions, they generally require less watering and fertilizing than non-natives. Natives are often more resistant to insects and disease as well, and so are less likely to need pesticides. Local and migratory wildlife is adapted to using native plant species for food, cover, and rearing young. Using native plants in the landscape helps preserve the balance and beauty of natural ecosystems. Keeping our waterways clean and our environment healthy starts at home.
The South Carolina Native Plant Society will have a great selection of native plants with many hard-to-find species… colorful perennials, shrubs, trees, grasses, ferns and edibles. Cash, check, or credit card accepted.
A plant list will be available before the sale on the SCNPS website.
To learn more about ways you can volunteer before and at the sale see contact information provided.