Stone Soup Gardens worked with Duwamish Infrastructure Restoration Training - DIRT Corps, Urban Systems Design, King County Waste Water Treatment, and Seattle Public Utilities, to complete this project over 2 classroom sessions and 4.5 work days in February. Stone Soup Gardens taught students design and installation techniques as part of the weekly curriculum for Dirt Corps' Sustainable Landscaper Training Program.
DIRT Corp is a community-led project to develop and run a job training program to build and steward green infrastructure sites in the Duwamish River Valley.
The two cisterns and the raingarden will keep 55,000 gallons out of the combined sewer, reduce local flooding, and beautify the garden space at Carleton Avenue Grocery in Georgetown.
This project will serve as an example for the students, as well as the Georgetown Community, about the critical importance of storm water management and its relationship to the Duwamish River.
Author Susan MacLaren
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