Rain Garden at Dayton's Bluff Elementary

Since March, youth interns working in the Conservation Crew have been collaborating with fifth grade science classes at Dayton’s Bluff Elementary School to renovate a rain garden at their school.
First, we used native plant seeds collected by Urban Roots interns in the fall to start the plants indoors. Urban Roots helped care for the plants until the time came for planting.

As the Dayton’s Bluff Elementary’s rain garden begins it’s overhaul, fifth and third graders have been coming out to work and plant side-by-side with our conservation crew.

The young students have enjoyed getting outside and playing in the dirt. They are pleased with their rain garden and are excited to keep an eye on their plants as they bloom. Take a look at planting day!