United Church of Rogers Park Teaching Garden

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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 […]

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?

Rain Garden – plants in!

The Rain Garden was installed last fall, and topped with pine fines mulch for the winter.  This spring, we refined the grading and removed most of the mulch for use in other areas. The soil at this site is extremely sandy, so standing water will be rare.  We installed native sedges in the lowest areas […]

Raingardens!

Solving drainage problems, increasing groundwater recharge, eliminating run-off to sewers, and enhancing the curb appeal……! It is time to put in some raingardens!!! This garden was installed last fall in association with the Center for Neighborhood Technology.

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.