Archive for the ‘green infrastructure’ Category
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 href=”http://vimeo.com/15225376″>Leveraging the Landscape to Manage Water</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/landscapearchitects”>ASLA</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Leveraging the Landscape to Manage Water by American Society of Landscape Architects
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!
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!
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 on the postcard above if you are intersted in attending or addressing your flooding problem. Exciting!
More info to follow as progress continues!
This is the beginning of a larger effort to initiate educational programming at the CNT garden on Western Avenue. Check it out!
Here are some pictures from the party. Also, check out the videos!
Getting Ready for Water…….
The Raingarden Conveyance Channel is being lined with river rocks. The water from the roof will be piped to this lined channel, then will travel to the raingarden basin. The conveyance channel is steeply pitched away from the building to encourage the water to travel away from the building. The Channel is also lined with a geotextile fabric to reduce the ability of water to percolate into the soil and gravel along the building foundation. The river rock lining holds the fabric and looks nice.
Getting Ready for Plants…….
Final grading was performed by raking the planting soil and sculpting it to the final grades. The planting areas were marked with inverted spray paint. Native plant plugs will be installed by volunteers. Pictures of the site planted are coming soon….
Most of the hardscape work is done. Some work is still required to get the pergola finished. Plants should arrive this week and will be installed this weekend by Chicago Conservation Corps!