Sep 10, 2013

Save the Rain: Come to a Rain Garden Workshop

Highlights include: An overview of rain garden creation, a walking tour of established rain gardens and a chance to get your hands dirty and go home with a rain garden plant or two. A handful of lucky folks will also have the opportunity to obtain assistance in assessing their yard for a rain garden.

Feb 11, 2013

Save the Rain is Looking for a Few Good Roofs



Ever wonder about all the green roofs going on buildings throughout Syracuse?  Or whether a green roof might be possible on your property?  Then consider having your house, shed, porch or garage be the focus of a design workshop for an interdisciplinary team of landscape architects, building architects, and engineers.  Interested Onondaga County homeowners should fill out the preliminary application.  In it you will find questions ranging from why you want a green roof to those concerning the physical features of your roof and property.  Up to six sites will be selected for a more detailed feasibility analysis including a site visit and three of the six will be selected to be included in the design workshop.  Selected homes will receive a set of conceptual designs that can be used as a starting point for creating an interesting, functional green roof.

Please contact Amy Samuels of Onondaga Environmental Institute with any questions; 443-1757 or asamuels (at) oei2.org.  This project is sponsored by the Onondaga County Save the Rain program and the Green Roof Working Group.