The RIVERS Project Extreme Build…. soon!

Leveraging the Landscape to Manage Water

This is a favorite of mine… by the way, the lack of rain just makes it ever so much more valuable to get it into the ground when it does fall – don’t just send it down the pipes! There are so many opportunities for us to save our water!  Please take a look. <p><a […]

Beginning…. to …. well, almost the end………

We still need to add a tree, and divert the downspout to the rain garden, & also add a rain barrel. The hard work was done by Let’s Go Chicago’s participants!

Neighbors, Community, and Green Infrastructure Solutions

Please check out this video of the Let’s Go Chicago team laying some drainpipe at one of our projects.  We had a big rain last week and were absolutely thrilled to receive an email from our client indicating there was no more seepage through her basement wall!

The RIVERS Project… part of FRED Weekend

Riverside, Illinois is hosting FRED, in honor of Frederick Law Olmsted. The RIVERS Project is a collaboration with among Lupfer Landscaping, Dig Right In Landscaping, Semiramis Studio, and Aquascapes. We are offering to address residents’ flooding problems with installation work culminating in a green infrastructure extreme build and education event August 16-18! Contact the number […]

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!