The rain came down, the crowd was small, but the Green Roof and Rain Garden field day was a good time for all concerned. We visited the Neese Memorial Rooftop Garden at Beloit Hospital, and the rooftop rainwater control system on the roof of the Science Building on Beloit College campus. We interrupted our day to have lunch at Bushel and Pecks in downtown Beloit. The final stop of the day was The Turtle rain garden at Beloit City Hall. An unguided tour, we just took a few moments to look over the installation and get a glimpse into the construction and function of a well-planned rain garden. All in all, it was a fun and educational day,
hoods, and used file folders to keep off the rain.
Beloit Health Systems employees Lara Hermann and Greg Gaul were
gracious hosts. Over refreshments they gave us an education on the
history and benefits of the hospital's lovely rooftop garden.
|Dr. Yaffa Grossman (second from left) guided a tour to the roof of the Science|
Building. On the right are two of Dr. Grossman's Fellows.
|With Beloit City Hall in the background the group visits The Turtle - a large|
rain garden shaped like a turtle which was devised to control rainwater runoff
from the City Hall parking area. Photo courtesy of Liz Keyes