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Pgl 4

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This is a video interview and information on water gardens in the Lancaster area.

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Pgl 4

  1. 1. Water Gardens in Lancaster Area By Keegan Woyurka & Deanna Maurone
  2. 2. Groff Family Funeral Home • Through our research we found the Groff Family Funeral Home and had the pleasure of being able to tour the infamous rooftop water garden in Lancaster city. • In the next slide is a showcase of Lisa Groff and her thoughts and information on the water garden and it came to be on the property of the Groff Family Funeral Home, Inc.
  3. 3. Lisa Groff, Owner of Groff Funeral Home, Inc.
  4. 4. •The following pictures were our findings of the rain garden located at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster.
  5. 5. Zones in Rain Gardens • Dry Zone | Plants suitable for dry parts of the garden, such as the berm. • Dry-Moist Zone | Plants are suitable for the semi-dry areas, some grasses planted here. • Moist Zone | Plants suitable to receive runoff but not where water collects for longer periods. • Moist to Wet Zone | Plants are suitable for areas that receive little to a lot of runoff. Source: Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program
  6. 6. Dry Zone
  7. 7. Dry-Moist Zone
  8. 8. Dry-Moist Zone
  9. 9. Moist Zone
  10. 10. Wet Zone
  11. 11. Conclusion • After our findings were completed for this section of the project, our goals were also reached and justified. We sought to find places that greatly benefited from this initiative and its green effects, which we did at both the Groff Family Funeral Home and the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster. Lisa Groff, owner of the funeral home whom we interviewed stated that she plans to keep the initiative running for as long as she possibly can. While the home will be growing, they are planning on handling the upkeep that their garden needs in the future. • Rain gardens are growing, and are a beneficial initiative to both the environments they are located in and to the individuals who own them.

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