This weekend’s stormwater garden module workshop was a big success! Twelve green infrastructure enthusiasts joined us to construct their own garden modules at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s Salt Lot. Thanks to all who participated! And stay tuned for the next workshop this summer!

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Participants used a combination of steel wire mesh, aluminum corner beads, and wood to create the module casings.

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Conservancy Board Member and Volunteer Coordinator Wendy Andringa instructed participants on putting these modules together.

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Inside the modules were sedum sod placed on top of soil and coconut coir. These materials are meant to catch and absorb rain water on vertical spaces, relieving the city’s frequently strained stormwater management system. Imagine huge walls of these modules fully installed all across the city! Green space doesn’t just have to be below your feet.

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All done! Look at those awesome green wall modules, ready to be installed!

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