The Green Learning Station is proud to be the highest tech parking lot in the Midwest. We are home to an experiment comparing six types of pavement, five of which let water flow through them. How does pervious paving work? …

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Fall Festivals and Plants That Thrive

Now that the blasted heat has broken and we’ve gotten the start of Fall rains, things have eased, haven’t they? Just yesterday, as I was walking down Vine Street after picking up some art supplies at Suders, I noticed people …

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What happens to our rain?

Part of the problem with understanding how things work is that it can be hard to forget them. Take for instance the rain we have been getting for the past 36 hours. Because I teach about this subject for a living, I …

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I am one happy gardener this week!  I live on a steep slope and have been battling erosion issues after heavy rainfalls for years.  I’ve built terraces.  I’ve had french drains installed. I’ve planted rugged plants that will “hold the …

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Why I Garden…

Have you looked at the forecast recently?  In my line of work (and leisure), I check the weather report at least once daily, sometimes several times a day to track storms or time activities around predicted rain.  Though it seems …

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