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Purdue Rainscaping Education Program

with University of Illinois Extension
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Event Date(s)
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Kane County Extension Office
Event Fee

The Purdue Rainscaping Education Program’s ultimate goal is to increase rainscaping in residential and small-scale public spaces. Landscapes with rainscaping capture stormwater, which reduces polluted runoff from homes and communities. When plants and soils of a rainscaped landscape absorb water from storms, they keep pollution from reaching streams, rivers, and lakes.

What: This two-day program will teach bioretention/rain garden planning, installation, and maintenance.

Who: Conservation agencies and organizations, stormwater professionals, landscape professionals and consultants, and trained volunteers such as Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists.

When: May 2 and May 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Kane County Extension Office, 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles IL 60174

Cost: $135 per person (includes materials to take home and lunch both days)

The sessions may include experiential training activities, field techniques, and field trips to view rainscaping projects.

Note: Participants must attend all sessions to receive the certificate of completion. Participants will spend some time outdoors, so wear comfortable clothes and closed toed footwear 

Registration is required and opens early March. For questions, contact Horticulture Educator Jamie Viebach at 630-955-1123 or 

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact