Urban Ecology

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Urban Ecology

  1. 1. Urban Ecology… <br />…how plants, animals & people interact in an urban setting…adapting our behavior to improve those interactions and lessen our impact on the environment.<br />
  2. 2. This rain garden takes almost all the water from the entire roof, keeping it from going down the drain ,<br />so to speak. The original bed was planted with topiary shrubs and bushes which had to be removed. <br />Several residents worked with me to dig the bed out, mix in sand and manure. I was able to use exactly<br />all of the rocks I moved from my old house to form a sort of  stream bed, taking the water down to a<br />second level. The rain chain is in mission style like the house and is not only beautiful, but the sound as<br />water flows down it is mesmerizing. Next spring it will be alive with native wildflowers , attracting<br />butterflies and birds to the yard and I shouldn&apos;t have to do much watering. (Ken R.)<br />
  3. 3. Native Wildflower Bed 600 Enright<br />
  4. 4. Bamboo Compost Bin<br /> (using homegrown bamboo)<br />530 Enright<br />
  5. 5. Rain Tank<br />530 Enright<br />
  6. 6. Rain Barrel<br />530 Enright<br />
  7. 7. Streetscaping…Replacing Grass with No-Mow Alternative Gardens<br />
  8. 8. Perennial Garden<br />
  9. 9. Chicken Run Made From Salvaged Materials<br />530 Enright<br />
  10. 10. Worm Bin Composting<br />
  11. 11. Garden at 600 Enright<br />
  12. 12. Garden at 600 Enright<br />
  13. 13. Garden at 600 Enright<br />
  14. 14. Garden at 600 Enright<br />

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