In the spring of 2020, CommonWealth Urban Farms dug a Rainwater Harvesting Garden and filled it with native pollinator plants. The basins in the rain garden slow down and catch run-off from the streets, roofs and yards, so that it can slowly soak into the ground. As the plants in the rain garden mature, they will help filter contaminates in the water, so that the excess water that does pass through the rain garden is cleaner by the time it reaches the storm sewers and eventually our creeks and rivers.
Green Connections was thrilled to work with CommonWealth on this project. For more information about the Rainwater Garden, visit http://commonwealthurbanfarms.com/blog-2/.