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The Wildscaped Orchard is located in Silver City near Gough Park, and it is currently a beautiful garden that is thriving with various grasses and fruit trees. The water system that has been employed can catch up to 35,000 gallons of water during storms, capturing rainfall that would end up just falling down the street without the water capturing system. The orchard will be featured during a field trip in the upcoming months as a part of a regenerative landscapes tour.

Key Takeaways:

  • In five years, a vacant lot in Silver City has been transformed into a thriving pollinator garden.
  • Practically all the water the garden needs is captured from diverted rainfall.
  • The garden includes plum, peach and apple trees, plus flowering plants that attract butterflies and bees.

“The project combines multiple ideas that promote sustainability and community.”

Read more: http://scdailypress.com/site/2019/09/09/orchard-demonstrates-potential-of-storm-runoff/