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’s New Raingarden Education Facility at CNT- West

Please check out the Studio’s exciting project at the Center for Neighborhood Technology’s website. In addition to the raingarden, the garden also showcases materials re-use and re-purpose. CNT was able to purchase used lumber from the ReBuilding Exchange for the pergola, tables, and benches. Construction is scheduled for the end of the month.  More pictures […]

RAIN!!! —–> raingarden

Raingardens and Right-of-Way stormwater gardens slow and hold stormwater so that it has a chance to percolate into the soil.  If the water is slowed and held, and if the soil is permeable and planted with the right plants, this valuable water can recharge our groundwater. 6.91 inches last night at O’Hare….. Water is a resource.

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.