Nurture Nature Center, with funding from a Lehigh Valley Greenways Mini Grant, recently redesigned its urban garden to better mitigate the impact of heavy precipitation events and have it serve as a demonstration site for others looking to enhance their backyard green spaces as effective stormwater management. Interpretive signage for the urban garden educates about how rain barrels, native species, and the type of ground cover can mitigate the impact of heavy precipitation events while providing fresh, healthy food.
To highlight the garden and other places throughout Easton that contribute to a greener future, NNC created a Story Map virtual garden walking tour. This virtual tour shows examples of places throughout Easton (Downtown and West Ward) that contribute to a greener future through green spaces, community gardens, parks, micro forests, and other green infrastructure. These spaces provide a healthy environment and are examples of mitigation and adaptation strategies related to climate change action.
Check out our story map below to take a virtual walking tour of NNC’s newly redesigned Urban Recycle Garden, and urban and community gardens, parks and other green spaces in the Easton community. Be inspired by the awesome efforts and places around you!
Do you have a green space you want to share? Reach out and let us know (email firstname.lastname@example.org).