NEMO’s Rain Garden Demonstration Site

NEMO Rain Garden
NEMO’s newest rain garden at the Middlesex Cooperative Extension Center in Haddam, CT.

The NEMO team has just completed its second rain garden demonstration site at the Middlesex County Extension Center in Haddam (CLEAR and NEMO’s home-base). Rain gardens are shallow depressions in the landscape that typically include plants and a mulch layer or ground cover. Their purpose is to help retain water runoff during a storm event, allowing the water to filter into the ground naturally.

The rain garden installation is going to be featured in two new NEMO projects, a smartphone application and a “how to” rain garden website, both currently in production. The two projects are focused on helping people easily create both a beautiful and functional rain garden on their own through a simple step-by-step process.