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RainScapes for Landscape Professionals

Landscape Professionals such as landscapers, landscape architects, landscape designers, stone masons and garden centers are key to the success of widespread adoption of RainScapes on private property throughout Montgomery County.

The RainScapes program offers these landscape professionals specialized trainings that educate them on all aspects related to RainScaping. By attending these trainings the landscape professionals will be added to our Landscape Professionals List (PDF, 366KB) allowing county property owners to pick the best possible contractor for their RainScape project.

 

Why Should My Business Become a RainScape Professional?

There are many benefits to landscape professionals who attend RainScapes trainings and are added to the Landscape Professionals List. 

  • Increased business within the environmental and "green" communities.

  • Exposure on the RainScapes website and other outreach campaigns.

  • Expanded skill set that applies outside of Montgomery County.  Stormwater runoff is a growing problem in many urban and suburban communities and the skills learned will only serve your business in the future.

  • Inspiration!  Understanding how to prevent stormwater runoff through landscaping could help inspire future design projects not within the RainScapes program.

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What Trainings are offered to Landscape Professionals?

Every year, the RainScapes program offers two specialized training courses to landscape professionals. The classroom training typically occurs in January with a follow up field day training occurring in spring. These trainings last for a full day and are free of charge. To be notified of the dates of the trainings, please sign up for our RainScapes Gazette for Professionals

 

 

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Classroom Courses

  • Overview  of RainScapes Program

  • Site Assessment  Techniques

  • Rain Garden/Conservation Landscape Design

 

 

 

 

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Field Day

  • Field days apply information learned in the classroom at an actual site.

  • During a Field Day site evaluation skills for placing RainScapes will be reviewed on-site. Then the class will either construct a rain garden using materials provided by DEP or participate in a site assessment - design charette.

  • It is required to complete the RainScapes classroom courses  prior to participating in the Field Days class.

 

 

Montgomery College Courses

  • Landscape Technology Program 
 
 

Find a list of contractors who have attended the RainScapes Landscape Professional Training Classroom course. There may be other contractors in the county who are qualified to perform services related to the RainScapes Program program but they did not attend the seminar. Please check references of all service providers.

 

Resources and Course Content

 

Resources

 

RainScapes Gazette for Landscape Professionals

 

Course Content