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The Wonders of Rain Gardens

A rain garden is a bowl-shaped depression designed as a garden to capture, hold, and absorb rainwater. Rain gardens slow the flow of rainwater from roofs, sidewalks, streets, parking lots, and other impervious surfaces, allowing the water to penetrate the soil. 131 more words

Runoff Pollution

The Trench

Our latest project has been a long one. The basement opens to the backyard in the back of our house, but is also a low spot where water collects, which destroys the siding and door frame (and eventually, the foundation) during freeze-thaw. 136 more words

Home Improvement

A Rain Garden That Takes It Up a Notch

Wide sidewalks are generally a good thing, but if they are too wide for the volume of pedestrians, they can seem desolate. That’s how I used to feel about the wide stretch of sidewalk along 19th Street NW as it nears L Street. 94 more words


Pollinator Garden

870 Cambridge Street:  If you read the letters to the editor carefully, or are involved with Climate Energy Action Plan Ad Hoc Committee or Southern Oregon Climate Action Now, you know that Ashland resident Louise Shawkat is very concerned with environmental matters and very careful about how she lives on the earth to minimize impact. 332 more words

Ashland Garden Club

Rain Gardens - construction and planting

Are you considering building a rain garden? If so, take a look at projects created by members of the Andover Pollinator Awareness Project. These rain gardens are located in Andover, MN. 52 more words


Sidewalk gardens on a mission

A rainy day is a good day to capture sidewalk rain gardens at work. These gardens not only beautify the streetscape, they soak up the rain water on site, thus reducing the amount of stormwater runoff that ends up in our streams and rivers.


Blueprint Columbus vs Climate Change

Living near the Olentangy, one of Ohio’s 14 scenic rivers, has always been a pleasure. The river connects multiple parks within the Clintonville community and its buffer of trees provides habitat for a surprising amount of wildlife inside the outerbelt. 927 more words