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  • Buckeye Tree at the Rain Garden Buckeye Tree at the Rain Garden
  • Rainwater cascades into this bed, where it is aerated and delivered to a plant bed. Rainwater cascades into this bed, where it is aerated and delivered to a plant bed.

Green Buckeyes Sustainability Scavenger Hunt: Jennings Hall Rain Garden

June 24, 2016

Did you know that there is a stormwater management structure right outside of Jennings Hall? The Jennings Hall rain garden, which is home to a variety of native plant species, uses a system of pipes, channels, and a cistern to capture stormwater and naturally irrigate the area behind Jennings Hall all the way down to Aronoff Lab. Because a large quantity of stormwater is captured by the system, the garden also decreases the amount of surface runoff that can carry harmful pollutants into the Olentangy River. Set in a heavily-populated area on campus, the rain garden can provide an excellent opportunity as a living classroom as well as a place to relax in between classes.

 

If you are interested in volunteering for rain garden planting or maintenance, contact Emily yoders-horn.1@osu.edu.