Barry Robinson, Montgomery County Extension Agent for the Virginia Cooperative Extension and Kim Steika, Landscape Architecture Project Coordinator for the Community Design Assistance Center will demonstrate how rain gardens can serve as an effective tool for storm water management. Several examples from around Blacksburg will be discussed. Using material from the Virginia Department of Forestry’s Technical Guide to Rain Gardens, the instructors will cover basic components for rain garden design and implementation for a small-scale rain garden in your back yard. $20; includes a CD of the VDOF Technical Guide to Rain Gardens. Class is Friday, April 17 from 3:30 - 5pm at the Y Center. Register at the YMCA at Virginia Tech.