We have been building raingardens for years and they are nearly always included in every one our projects, along with other Low Impact Development techniques. We have a collection of our work on our portfolio here and here, as well as a collection of pictures for inspiration for clients on a Pinterest board. Jessi has recently been contracted by the Department of Ecology to teach seminars to the landscape industry about upcoming regulations on the subject and has been teaching seminars on Rain Wise Gardening to the public for years due to a steadily growing interest. Ever since the Seattle Rainwise Program launched, we have seen more and more demand for raingardens and the various ways to manage stormwater, which is fantastic!
We are happy to see this field growing and evolving, which comes along with new studies and new resources. Just released is a brand new and beautifully done “Raingarden Handbook for Western Washington” that homeowners and industry professionals alike can really benefit from. Links:
2013 Raingarden Handbook for Western Washington
2012 Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington for professionals
We are looking forward to seeing these LID techniques implemented in all construction projects and are excited to be at the forefront of these changes. It is great to have so much support from local jurisdictions who are making it all happen, and supplying us with these great resources!