Guelph Rain Garden Workshop: Idea Spark, Planning & Design
This workshop will focus on how to plan and build your own rain garden and reap its benefits. Rain gardens attract pollinators and can even help to reduce flood risks in your neighbourhood. You will also learn about how to design your rain garden to ensure you are eligible for the City of Guelph’s rain garden rebate program. Workshop participants will get first access to book a free Rain Garden Home Visit to get started on their rain garden and rebate application.
There are limited spots available for Rain Garden Visits on a first-come, first-served basis so it is strongly recommended to attend a workshop to reserve your spot.
Please note: this workshop and the rain garden rebate are ONLY open to the City of Guelph residents. You only need to attend one of the offered dates.
Delivered in partnership with Reep Green Solutions. Reep Green Solutions is an environmental charity that helps people live sustainably. Their mission is to empower the community with the practical tools, knowledge and capacity for action to make sustainable living the norm.
Becca Robinson, Workshop Facilitator, Landscape Designer
During her tenure with Reep Green Solutions, Becca has helped property owners make landscape changes that are more resilient to climate change. Becca received her Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan and has practiced in Detroit, Michigan and Edinburgh, Scotland prior to landing in Kitchener. She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina.
Adele Pierre | Landscape architect and ISA arborist
Adele Pierre leads an award-winning design firm specializing in the creation of beautiful, low-maintenance landscapes. Mindful of the effects of climate change on our natural systems, Adele incorporates native plantings in all projects to provide habitat for pollinators, build healthy soils and manage rainwater.