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.