In partnership with GrowNYC, GCC is building a modular Rainwater Harvesting System to capture rainfall at our compost and nursery site. The project will have multiple benefits of capturing rainwater used to irrigate plants, prevent pollution by minimizing combined sewer overflow, provide a shaded workspace for volunteers working on composting and plant propagation, and for school-age and adult visitors to participate in workshops and activities. It will also provide a way to get shelter from the rain and act as a demonstration of what homeowners and gardeners can do at their own site.
We will be hosting workshops throughout 2016. Learn how to implement your own GI system, including how to build your own rainwater harvesting system using rain barrels.
Where Does Your Water Come From? Where Does It Go?
Learn more at an upcoming event:
Sat, June 18, 11am-12:30pm - Meeting Location: GCC Nursery, 431 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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In partnership with GrowNYC, learn about what you can do to help prevent Combined Sewer Overflows in New York City. Whenever it rains, raw sewage is dumped untreated into New York City water-bodies like the Gowanus Canal. In this hands on workshop, learn about this problem and come away with ideas about what you can do from adopting a bioswale, to building your own rainwater harvesting system. More info here.
View all workshop dates here.
Funding provided by the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute through a grant from the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute or the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.
Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Environmental Conservation.