Environmental Initiatives


  • Living soil
  • Food sustainability
  • Permaculture

Rainwater Collection & Built Wetland

A substantial rainwater collection system has been installed underground at Groundswell’s Community Garden. Rainwater harvesting on site supports our market garden and food forest.

Rob Avis with Verge Permaculture thoroughly describes the site design in this video.

In 2014 Groundswell Community Greenhouse and Gardens (GCGG) and Verge Permaculture complete a major aspect of the Community Permaculture Garden – the wetlands. A beautiful home to native species that mimics the filtration and distribution of a naturally occurring wetland.


Composting   Composting