Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Why Rain Gardens Matter by Sue Ellington

Why Rain Gardens Matter


You can look at all the prairie and estuaries we've paved over and shrug as Puget Sound gets poisoned from our car oil, toxins and storm water overflow.

Or you can promote the radical idea of planting native plants in a garden space depression-- and voila! Rain Gardens.

Grow them in your yard, connect the gutter downspout to your rain garden, and encourage more "green" sponges in the city.

Sue Ellington writes evocatively about why rain gardens matter. Click the link above to read her essay.

We need to map the rain gardens already planted in Seattle and Western Washington,Oregon and California.

Know where a rain garden is in your neighborhood? Send a photo and address-- we'll google map them.



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