Rainwater Harvesting, Water-Wise Landscaping, Greywater, Green Infrastructure, Ecological Landscaping
Inner Light Ministries Children’s Garden
Native Grass Lawn with rainwater storage tank. We had a chunk of Agrostis pallens sod left over. Central Coast Wilds discounted the sod so the children could have a sustainable play field, completely watered by rain all year long. The lawn was shaped as an infiltration basin to receive water from the overflow and the automated watering system has a Soil Clik moisture sensor donated by Hunter Industries to stop the irrigation controller from watering if the soil is moist enough for the native grass lawn.
Now this is an awesome play field. Agrostis pallens or Coastal Bentgrass, a native, watered by subsurface drip.
A Satsuma Plum tree planted and dedicated by the children. This tree is watered by drip from the rain tank. It was loaded with plums this year and was pollinated by the Beauty Plum by the playhouse.
This citrus will be watered from the rain tank via trip irrigation.
The garden was the site of a hands-on sustainable landscape class, where the students helped punch the holes for the drip lines.
Gopher wire was laid down under the lawn to keep the gophers away from the subsurface drip lines. Thomas Wittman of Gophers Limited discounted the materials for the project. Thanks Thomas
Drought intolerable grass area. Pre-project area.
The children helped plant the garden that they will get to harvest later as well.
Monterey Bay Friendly Landscape certification awarded to Innerlight Ministries garden leaders, Orsolya Salzberg, Reverend Beth Love and Golden Love