Indianola Informal Garden

April 28, 2018

Indianola Informal's existing garden is in need of a spring revitalization! USGBC Ohio - Central Region and the teachers in charge of the garden at Indianola are hoping you can join us this spring for a great event and cause. Along with bringing in new mulch and preparing for the spring, we are looking to purchase a series of rain cisterns to collect roof run-off and use it in the garden. This will help reduce the stormwater impact the building has on the fragile Scioto River ecosystem and also serve to feed the garden throughout the year. Future goals also include a rain garden and outdoor shade structure for class gatherings. USGBC Ohio aims to remain a partner and make all of this a reality!

The garden's purpose is to "create a living learning lab for the students of Indianola K-8. This will allow students to grow food, create habitat, and learn about the natural world surrounding them."

Intended impact of project

Reduced environmental impact
Increased environmental & sustainability literacy