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Our Mission: To enable individuals and communities to take an active part in the cultivation of systems that provide the highest quality fruits, vegetables, herbs and other yields, in a way that benefits themselves, cares for the land and environment, and provides a surplus to use, share and reinvest into the system.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Beaverdale Rain Garden - Video

Earlier this year the city of Des Moines asked this project's homeowner about taking in process photos and videoing our installation to help promote the city's Stormwater Best Management program.  This was a perfect sized project for that, and allowed us some extra time to meet the staff and "talk shop"  

Enjoy their video-

More info here about Des Moines's program

I thought we would also be training new summer help on this installation, but by the time schedules aligned in June the guys were pretty well good to go!

More installation photos-

Assessing the grade for pipe
and basin depth consideration

Marking layout and removing sod begins

Removing sod at the basin and trenhcing

Hand digging the rain garden basin

Getting the rain garden basin level

Tamping the berm to hold stormwater

Planting included Bee Balm, Prairie Blazingstar, Yarrow, Prairie Dropseed, Black Eyed Susans, Smooth Penstemon, Swamp Milkweed and more.

The video above happens ~here in the photo stream 📺

Final Product
with Trevor, Andrew, Bennett & Jimmy

The city has a great team and it was a pleasure meeting them and working together in person.  

You can watch other stormwater videos from the city here-

Check out Des Moines's cost share program and also look for your central Iowa community programs at - 

Enjoy the changing seasons!