Learn how to create your own rain garden, ideal for urban gardens, to reduce flooding and turn rainwater into a useful, free resource.
On a small roof, of around 10 x 4m, 1000 litres of water is created for every inch of rainfall. Rain gardens harvest and store water in the soil, not in containers, but in especially made beds where the flow is directed. Rainwater can be cleverly used to feed water-hungry plants, whilst reducing localised flooding, by slowing down the flow of water that usually goes directly into drains and sewers, often overloading the system in cloudbursts.
This video shows step-by-step how to build a rain garden, in gardens large and small, so that you can be part of the solution to localised flooding and grow beautiful productive plants that love lots of water.
Check out the wonderful people at Transition Town Worthing who made this film and allowed us to show it on our channel: www.ttworthing.org
For a full description of the small urban rain garden project please see: www.permaculture.co.uk/issue/summer-2021