By Layne Knoche, RORG Landscape Designer After a relatively dry spring, early summer in the Champaign-Urbana area got off to a very rainy start. In fact, our CoCoRaHS rain gauge watchers reported 5.24 inches of rain in four days at the end of June. It was the first big test of the garden post-renovation, andContinue reading “In the Garden: July”
By Sandra Bjerga, RORG Student Team A big part of why our garden looks as beautiful as it does can be attributed to Dr. Karen Folk, who has been involved with the Red Oak Rain Garden for just over 4 years now. I had the pleasure of interviewing Karen about her experience with, and lifeContinue reading “An Interview with Karen Folk, RORG’s Lead Master Naturalist”
By Layne Knoche, RORG Landscape Designer A lot of exciting things are happening at the garden as we move into the summer months! By the time that some of you read this, our new boardwalk bridge will be built – and the RORG team couldn’t be happier. Construction started today (June 3) and is scheduledContinue reading “In the Garden: June”
by C. Eliana Brown, RORG Director As you may know, the Red Oak Rain Garden was awarded an ICECF Community Stewardship grant (in partnership with the CCDC). We are grateful for this award as it, in conjunction with our SSC awards, allows for completion of the garden’s renovation. But this grant does even more than that.Continue reading “Improving Campus Sustainability One Green Space at a Time”
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