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City’s largest non-residential rain garden is in Ballard

Posted by Meghan Walker on September 28th, 2012

Ballard is now home to the city’s largest non-residential rain garden at Trinity United Methodist Church (6512 23rd Avenue NW). There will be a celebration and ribbon cutting on Sunday, September 30 at 12:30 p.m. at the church.

Photo courtesy of Trinity United Methodist Church

The rain garden, designed by Back to Nature Design, will infiltrate rain water from 5,000 square feet of roof area, according to Mary Beth Lambert from the church. “The rain garden includes native, food-producing plants and trees, as well as a rain water cistern for irrigating the church garden,” Lambert writes.

The RainWise Program, started by Seattle Public Utilities, works to utilize storm water by retaining, filtering, and cleaning the water using native plants, according to their website. To learn more about how to start a rain garden for your home or business, visit their website.

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