Let’s Design a Rain Garden!

Youth Rain Action Storyboard

Post 2: Let’s Design a Rain Garden!

When it comes to rain gardens, which of the following is better suited, appealing and more efficient?

a) Grand British Gardens
b) Wild Natural Gardens
c) Save the Bees Pollinator Gardens

The answer to the question above is yet undetermined. But not for long, because in the following five workshops of Youth Rain Action project, these three concepts will compete and one will come out on top as being the ideal garden. There are multiple types of gardens that serve many different needs within a community. But a rain garden is a special type of garden. Not only does it provide a healthier, cleaner supply of water back into streams and rivers that run back into our lakes from which we pull our drinking water from, it can also be aesthetically appealing and provide a natural service such as a home for pollination. While pollination is an important aspect, all the gardens listed above can be beneficial in certain ways. Therefore, it’s crucial that the garden design that is chosen for Sheridan Nurseries is optimal for a very effective rain garden and provides additional services when there is no rain to drain.

 


Visit the Youth Rain Action project page to learn more or contact Emily Dutton at edutton@ecosource.ca.

The Youth Rain Action Project is led by Ecosource in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the Burnhamthorpe Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP), and Sheridan Nurseries, and is generously supported by the Government of Ontario’s Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund.