Watch It Grow

Let the Growing Begin

Below is a shot of each garden, displaying the fun shapes the students chose. Management is ongoing because these are clay-based rain gardens and infiltration is not ideal. One stroke of luck was a drought in the summer of 2006, which allowed the plants to establish without being inundated (we watered them with a hose to keep them healthy). Deeper fill could have alleviated some of the water problems, but we did what we could with the resources we had. Overall, the gardens are a success and a constant reminder to students of the importance of stormwater management.

Garden 1

Garden 2

Garden area 1
Garden area 2

Garden 3

Garden 4

Garden area 3 Garden area 4

Garden 5

Garden area 5