The process of developing a successful, demonstration-based rain garden education program for a specific county is presented. A series of demonstration rain garden projects were conducted by Extension personnel and Master Gardeners to provide "in-the-ground" tools to help teach local homeowners to become better "stormwater stewards" on their own property. The demonstration sites were constructed based on the idea that Extension programming to the public can be enhanced by conducting programs at the sites. At the same time, the eight demonstration sites are contributing to treating and infiltrating approximately 200,000 gallons of stormwater runoff annually.
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Obropta, C. C., DiNardo, M. F., & Rusciano, G. M. (2008). The Demonstration Rain Garden. The Journal of Extension, 46(2), Article 24. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol46/iss2/24