Water Gardens in
By Keegan Woyurka & Deanna Maurone
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.
•The following pictures
were our findings of the
rain garden located at
Mennonite Church of
Zones in Rain Gardens
• Dry Zone | Plants suitable for dry parts of the garden, such as
• 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
• 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
• Rain gardens are growing, and are a beneficial initiative to
both the environments they are located in and to the
individuals who own them.