Oakland Avenue Urban Farm Rain Garden

NeighborhoodNorth End
Practice Type
    Additional Practice Type
  • DownspoutDisconnection,RainGarden
Project DescriptionThis rain garden is located within the borders of the Oakland Ave. Urban Farm in the Northend Community in Detroit. This Erb Family Foundation - Land + Water Works program rain garden serves as a demonstration site for the many visitors to the garden. The garden is a pilot site for a sensor that detects storm water infiltration installed by U. of Michigan engineering student & Professor Branko Kerkez.
Reason for ProjectEducational

Project Details

Received Drainage CreditNo
Public or PrivatePrivate
DesignerFriends of the Rouge (Cyndi Ross), Oakland Avenue Urban Farm (Natosha Tallman)
InstallerFriends of the Rouge / Sierra Club / Oakland Avenue Urban Farm (N. Tallman)
MaintainerOakland Ave. Urban Farm
Project Owner TypeNon-Profit
Practice Width10.00 ft
Practice Length12.00 ft
Practice Area120 sq ft
Acres Managed0.01 Acres
Million Gallons Managed Annually0.00 million gallons
Storm Event Size2
Project Cost$800
Annual Maintenance Cost$100
Oakland Avenue Urban Farm Rain Garden