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8/27/2010 - jasher
Michigan State University Recycling Center just had a rain barrel and compost bin sale. Systern rain barrels sold for $50 and compost bins for $40. They brought over 500 barrels and bins to sell. You can contact them at 517-483-4430 to see if they will have another event soon.
8/27/2010 - wolfson1
-When was the event held?
8/27/2010 - jasher
-The event was held Saturday, Aug 21st, 2010. MSU Recycling passed out NECO flyers with each of the rain barrels that were sold.

9/10/2010 - GoGreen Step
Do you know who supplied the rain barrels?
9/10/2010 - jasher
-For which event? The MSU recycling event?
9/10/2010 - GoGreen Step
-Yes the MSU program.
9/14/2010 - jasher
-Im trying to find out, Ill comment back as soon as I find something out. You may try calling MSU recyling and asking them in the meantime. The MSU operator number is 517-355-1812.
9/22/2010 - jasher
-Sorry that number is 517-355-1855.

12/2/2014 - SusanBryan
Master Rain Gardener Training Class Train as a Master Rain Gardener - and become a resource for your neighborhood by keeping river water clean! Rain Gardens filter and cool storm water so that our streams and rivers run clean. It is a nonpoint solution for nonpoint source pollution. Anyone can plant one in their own back yard. The Washtenaw County Water Resources office has been building rain gardens for 8 years, and has built more than 140 rain gardens – we can pass along what we have learned to you. Visit the Master Rain Gardener Hall of Fame (photos). Thursday mornings 9:30am-12:30, February 26 – March 26, 2015. Attendees must attend all five classes, and plant a rain garden to receive their Master Rain Gardener certificate. Location: 705 N. Zeeb, MSU Extension Classroom Cost: $90 (Scholarships available) Instructors: Harry Sheehan, Shannan Gibb-Randall, RLA, Susan Bryan, MLA Questions? or 734-730-9025 To register for the class, Or, register in person/phone/mail by calling Linda Brzezinski 734-994-2300 x53203 or mailing your check c/o her to: Rec & Ed, 1515 S. Seventh St, Ann Arbor MI 48103. • You will need to write a short paragraph answering these questions: 1) Tell us a little about your gardening experience. 2) Are you a Master Gardener? (not required) 3) Why do you want to become a Master Rain Gardener? • Residents along Miller Avenue (Newport to Maple), Mitchell neighborhood (between Packard, Platt, Charing Cross and Lorraine Streets), W. Madison Street, Stone School Road, and Easy Street receive a discount. E-mail for details.

3/23/2015 - eleaphart
Rain Barrels on the River Front scheduled for April 25, 2015 is an annual spring event sponsored by the Sierra Club, Detroit River Front Conservancy and MI Rain Barrel. It's a fun, and free workshop where you can learn how to make and paint a rain barrel and hook them up to downspouts. Artist from the Oakland Avenue Artist Coalition will be on hand to transform two of these recycled rain barrels into works of art!! The cost to make and keep a rain barrel is $50 (discounted for this event). To purchase go to
3/23/2015 - eleaphart
-I should have added that if you have questions about Rain Barrels on the River Front call 313-444-3075

4/27/2017 - SusanBryan
Online Master Rain Gardener Certification Class Friday lunchtimes from 12-1pm with 1-1:30pm live Q&A | July 14-August 18, 2017 Location: Live, online! Login from your computer or smart phone Cost: FREE, funded by a MDEQ grant, the City of Ann Arbor, and Washtenaw County, MI Instructors: Susan Bryan, MLA & Harry Sheehan of the Water Resources Commissioner's Office, Shannan Gibb-Randall, RLA of InSite Design Studio Requirements: Participants must attend all five classes and plant or adopt a rain garden to receive their Master Rain Gardener certificate and t-shirt. Register: e-mail for a link. More information: If you have questions, e-mail. or go to Instructors: Susan Bryan, Rain Garden Coordinator. Susan has designed over 80 residential rain gardens and mentored over 350 homeowners planting rain gardens. She is a past President of Wild Ones, has a Master of Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan, and is a Master Gardener. Harry Sheehan, Deputy Water Resources Commissioner. Harry is responsible for planning and financing ongoing education efforts, and spearheading innovative projects that keep our rivers running clean. Shannan Gibb-Randall, Principal at InSite Design Studio, Inc. Shannan leads InSite Design's ecologically sensitive landscape design work. Her background is in Art History and Landscape Architecture from University of Michigan. Projects in her portfolio include the City of Ann Arbor Municipal Center, the Great Lakes Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center Courtyard.

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