Guelph Rain Garden Workshop 101 | RAIN Coach

30 May 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
683 Woolwich Street (Community Room 4), Guelph, Ontario, N1H 3Y8


These FREE workshops will give you an introduction to designing beautiful, functional, and healthy yards that are rain smart and beneficial to nature and people alike. These workshops will focus on rain smart techniques and the best places to integrate them into your outdoor space, including:

rain gardens
naturalized landscaping
infiltration galleries
rainwater harvesting
permeable pavement
other aspects of healthy yards, such as attracting bees and butterflies

Workshop # 1: Rain Garden Workshop 101 | Idea Spark 

Thursday, May 30
Presentation: 7:00 p.m.
Design Exercise: 7:20 – 9:00 p.m.

This workshop will give you a great introduction to rain gardens. The workshop will focus on how to plan and build your own perfect rain garden. Be the first to hear about the City of Guelph rain garden rebate program, and get first access to book a free rain garden visit to see if you qualify. If you decide a rain garden may be right for you, then attend the second workshop to personalize your rain garden design with help from our experts! THIS WORKSHOP IS ONLY OPEN TO CITY OF GUELPH RESIDENTS.
Presenter: Becca Robinson

Becca Robinson is the Principal Designer and Owner of Grow and Gather Design and is currently the RAIN Coach for Reep Green Solutions. Her practice of landscape architecture centres around the creation of places that promote and celebrate the benefits of interacting with nature.
She has been the landscape designer for prestigious projects such as Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, a City of Edinburgh park adjacent to the Holyrood Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR). She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from University of North Carolina.
Partner Acknowledgement
We would like to acknowledge our project partner, the City of Guelph.

Author: KWPeace

KWPeace is a website to link the many Peace and Social Justice organizations in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and the Waterloo Region townships. KWPeace tries to provide a comprehensive calendar of events.