Auburn University is planning a Rain Garden Certification workshop to provide information on how to design and install rain gardens on Dec 6 and 7 at the E.W. Shell Fisheries Center, 2101 North College St., Auburn, AL. 


Registration information can be found at


Day one will focus on design basics for rain gardens, plant selection, maintenance, and we will install a rain garden at a local site in Auburn. On the second day attendees will take an exam and receive their certification. This is a remarkable learning opportunity and will provide landscape professionals with a certification from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System for the design and installation of rain gardens!


This workshop will provide landscape professionals (individuals, companies, or Municipal maintenance divisions that design, install, and maintain landscapes) with the opportunity to learn about how rain gardens can be used to capture, hold, and infiltrate stormwater runoff. Rain gardens are a great water quality best management practice that can be implemented at a residential or commercial scale. 



Jennifer W. Davidson

UGA Muscogee County Extension

420 10th Street

Columbus GA 31901

706 653 4200


Melissa Riley
Central Region Ag Education
Horticulture Teacher
1005 State University Drive,  Box 4060
Fort Valley, GA 31030
office - 478-825-6067
cell - 478-973-4071
fax - 478-825-6980