I love this garden. Last I checked, the building was still for sale. (I think I have upgraded my phone six times since this video…. Please forgive the limitations of 2012 smartphones!)
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!
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 numberContinue reading “The RIVERS Project… part of FRED Weekend”
Please see the earlier post about Triton’s Rain Garden here.
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?
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 wasContinue reading “Let’s Go Chicago Pitches in at CNT’s Garden!”
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 areasContinue reading “Rain Garden – plants in!”
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.