Rain Gardening in the Home Landscape

NC State University – Distance Education

HS 432-590 Introduction to Permaculture – lecture 015: Rain Gardening in the Home Landscape

Professor Will Hooker
Professor Anne Spafford
Length:  01:22:40

Permaculture means “permanent culture,” (or “permanent agriculture”) and … “is the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems that have the diversity, stability, and resilience of a natural ecosystem.” (Bill Mollison)

This course explores, through lectures, discussions, field trips, and required projects, a design/thinking methodology that seeks to provide for our physical needs, food, water, shelter, energy, etc., while doing so in an environmentally friendly, sustainable manner.

In this episode, Anne Spafford explains the concept and importance of rain gardens, discusses construction methodologies, shows examples of stellar rain gardens, and (because she is a plant aficionado and can’t help herself) shares some of her favorite rain garden plants.