It’s been a busy month for Rain Check! On November 6th, PWD, PHS, and SBN staff toured completed Rain Check projects throughout the city. We visited rain barrels, downspout planters, rain gardens, and porous driveways, allowing us to see first-hand some of the great work of our Rain Check contractors. It was such a successful tour that we are talking about replicating it. Thanks to Maggie Wood at PWD for coordinating the day.
Together with PWD and PHS, we also hosted a rain garden installation workshop on November 19th. Alden Zove of Cedar Run Landscapes led the hands-on workshop with support from his sterling crew. Despite the cold, we had great attendance and participation from 3 Rain Check contractors. Several assessors, staff from PWD, PHS, and SBN, and one of the homeowners observed. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, which was full of spirited collaboration and knowledge sharing.
We are looking forward to the next opportunity we are offering for Rain Check contractors’ continuing education, which will be February 2015’s ICPI certification at the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show.