By Kate Gardiner, RORG Communications Manager If you’ve walked through the garden, you’ve probably noticed the sculpture – it’s red and wavy and pops up in several different parts of the garden. It’s beautiful, especially when it catches the setting sun. But did you know that it represents prairie fire? And that it was designedContinue reading “RORG’s Very Own Prairie Fire”
By Kate Gardiner, RORG Communications Manager You’ve likely heard of drones, but have you ever seen one in action? I saw one for the first time last October when Dennis Bowman used it to capture 360 degree video of the Red Oak Rain Garden. And I must say it’s pretty cool. N. Dennis Bowman isContinue reading “Drone Days with Dennis: An Interview with Extension’s Dennis Bowman”
by Prof. Amy Ando, Guest blogger Rain gardens, like other kinds of green infrastructure, capture rainfall that nurtures the garden plants and soaks into the ground (known as infiltration). Rain gardens can replenish groundwater and reduce stormwater runoff that would otherwise contribute to pollution and flooding during heavy rains. Adding rain gardens to a systemContinue reading “Rain Gardens – View from an Economist”
by Layne Knoche, RORG Landscape Designer As you may have heard, the Red Oak Rain Garden was recently certified through several conservation-related organizations. This blog gives more information about the certifications and how RORG qualtifies for them. It is our hope that you will be inspired by the Red Oak Rain Garden to install yourContinue reading “We’re Certified!”
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