Think BIG! How GSI can manage big stormwater flows from Big Roofs by GrIP

Thursday, Oct. 18th from 2pm – 4pm we heard from RainWise program manager Tom Gannon about how GSI can manage big stormwater flows from “Big Roofs.” To be considered a “Big Roof,” the roof must exceed 2,000 sq ft. There was a wonderful turnout of community leaders and members interested in how we can work … Continue reading

Edible Food Forests; Delicious Magic In Your Backyard

Ever wanted to pick a peach straight from a tree, while walking past fragrant herbs and lush groundcovering plants, listening to the birds sing and bees buzz while you relax less than a 20 minute walk from your home? Welcome to the possibilities of a world where every city is interested in forest gardening and … Continue reading

To Mulch Or Not To Mulch?

That was a trick question, because the answer is almost always “yes!” Mulch varies in composition but is most commonly made from organic material such as leaves, wood chips, grass clippings, peat moss, pine straw, or bark chips. It can also be made from compost or manure. It is typically spread around the base of … Continue reading