Paul Mankiewicz, Sustainable Environmental Systems professor and Director of the Gaia Institute, will be leading this build beginning in October 2015. The Gaia Institute’s work couples ecological engineering and restoration with the integration of human communities in natural systems. The purpose of the Gaia Institute is to test through demonstration the means by which the ecological components of backyards, communities, towns, cities, as well as watersheds and estuaries, can be enhanced through integrated wastes-into-resources technologies.

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The mini-bioswales were planted December 15, 2015, in order to allow the plants to integrate into and enrich the soil over the winter. A second round of plantings in the mini-bioswales, as well as the full planting of the central bioswale and rain garden, will take place in Spring 2016. 

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Project Water Capture

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The following is a planting map of the initial mini-bioswale planting

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