The garden has two 55-gallon rain barrels that harvest rainwater collected from the roof of the building during rainstorms.
The rain barrels provide multiple benefits:
- They conserve water by storing it to use on plants when they need it
- They limit stormwater runoff during a storm surge
- They help prevent contaminants from entering local waterways
- They help reduce erosion issues and keep water away from the building's foundation
Based on the size of an average roof, a 1" rainfall could fill approximately 10 55-gallon rain barrels!
Learn more about rain barrels.