Riverstone Pollinator Garden and Bioswale Expansion
The Riverstone International School Pollinator Garden and Bioswale has become a hub for numerous campus environmental and sustainability literacy activities. As awareness has grown, so has the desire for larger and more comprehensive ecological, place-based educational opportunities. On the school's annual Day of Service, students in two of the Middle and High School Advisory groups will spearhead a garden expansion by removing sod and planting native cattails and monkey flowers in the wetland zones of the swale, rabbitbrush, winterfat and Indian ricegrass in the xeric zones. Additionally, to emphasize the link between pollinators and our food supply, we will plant 2, 3-way grafted apple trees and 6 blueberry bushes. In line with reducing landfill waste, all sod that is removed will be used as fill to finetune hydrologic gradients. When we're all done we will have increased our capacity to divert water from significant rainfall events and continued our transition away from low-value turf grass to a more diverse assemblage of native and edible plants.
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