Rain Garden Map
The online map displays rain gardens that were installed as part of the Purdue Rainscaping Program or by participants, including contractors, who completed the education program. View Map
Rainscaping includes the use of sustainable landscape design and management practices at both the household and community scales to prevent polluted runoff from reaching water bodies by directing stormwater to be absorbed by plants and soils. The Purdue Rainscaping Education Program provides training and resources on rainscaping practices that can be installed in a residential setting or small-scale public spaces project.
The Purdue Rainscaping Education Program is providing advanced training on planning, installation, and maintenance for Purdue Master Gardeners, conservation agencies and organizations, stormwater professionals, and landscape companies and consultants. Participants are encouraged to attend as a community team to support the implementation of public education programs and provide technical assistance to homeowners upon completion of the training.
The program consists of five, three-hour training modules in a workshop setting. The workshops include flipped classroom instruction, online learning opportunities, experiential training activities, field techniques, and field trips to community examples of rainscaping projects. Participants also receive hands-on experience through the creation of a demonstration bioretention /rain garden project with community partners in a public space such as a county Extension office. To learn more about rain gardens developed as part of the workshops visit the Demonstration Rain Garden Sites of Tippecanoe County and Bartholomew County
The following videos contain additional information about installing rain gardens and installing and maintaining rain barrels.