Adopt a Raingarden
Groundwork New Orleans Raingarden program is designed for community adoption of the raingardens prior to, during, or following installation. The direct beneficiary of a raingarden’s ecosystem services are encouraged to adopt it; however anyone is welcome to adopt a raingarden! Raingarden adopters become a “Green Blocks” partner, and appropriate signage is provided for the garden.
Adopting a raingarden means being trained by Groundwork New Orleans staff in sustainable maintenance and agreeing to perform maintenance regularly throughout the course of a contract, supported by volunteer days organized by Groundwork New Orleans. The adopting party will be provided with a list of appropriate planting alternatives, and thereby will have control over the appearance of the garden they have adopted. As an alternative, adopters can help pay a Groundwork intern hired from the community, providing a job training opportunity. Please contact Alicia Neal for more information.