Watch the Rain Garden Do It’s Thing…!

Watch the Video:  Semiramis Studio’s garden at CNT-E The Garden at CNT Energy during a rainstorm with the newly diverted downspout water going into the garden! Want to know more?

Let’s Go Chicago Pitches in at CNT’s Garden!

In preparation for the Bucktown Garden walk this weekend, Let’s Go Chicago planted native sedges in the parkway outside Center for Neighborhood Technology’s building at 1741 Western Avenue. The building houses CNT Energy, so the group also learned about Energy’s programs and toured the building. The group’s assistance doing final planting in the garden was […]

CNT’s Rain Garden ……. Education Component…

This is the beginning of a larger effort to initiate educational programming at the CNT garden on Western Avenue.  Check it out! More videos here.

CNT-West Garden…. ready for plants

Getting Ready for Water……. The Raingarden Conveyance Channel  is being lined with river rocks.  The water from the roof will be piped to this lined channel, then will travel to the raingarden basin.  The conveyance channel is steeply pitched away from the building  to encourage the water to travel away from the building. The Channel […]

CNT-West Garden – almost ready for plants

Center for Neighborhood Technology’s new garden on Western Avenue is almost ready for plants. Most of the hardscape work is done. Some work is still required to get the pergola finished.  Plants should arrive this week and will be installed this weekend by Chicago Conservation Corps!

Conveyance….

Getting the water from the downspout to the raingarden will require a lined runnel.  Seems like an old piece of steel culvert sliced lengthwise will do the trick here.