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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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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Paving that is Good for the Earth

It is Earth Day and here at the Civic Garden Center we are excited to see our first pervious paving test areas functioning beautifully in the intense rains we have had. Unfortunately, when it rains significantly in Cincinnati, our combined …

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Thanks to the support of the Ohio EPA, middle and high school classes will be able to attend field trips at the Green Learning Station free of charge… they won’t even have to pay for the bus to get them …

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