BANGOR- It may not be spring time, but Husson University is already planning ahead for May flowers with research on a new “Rain Garden”
“They’ve done all the legwork. I’ve only been an advisor helping them along the way” said Tom Stone, an Assistant Professor of Math and Physics.
Three Husson University students are looking to change the atmosphere of their campus. “We thought of building a rain garden which will absorb extra water as well as polutants that come with it. We thought of it as a great way to work with husson” said Kaile Kimball, a Husson student.
A $1,500 grant was awarded to Kaile and two of her fellow classmates to continue research on the project, where they hope to plant it in the middle of their new on campus town homes. “It’s a dome shape” said Kimball. “You dig this one so its a bowl, it catches all the water at the bottom.”
This garden bringing light to the catch phrase April showers bring May flowers, Stone saying there will be a number of perennials that are chosen to be planted in the garden. With the groundbreaking of brand new town homes on campus, they’re planning on showcasing their project in the middle, allowing for many classes and schools to use their creation
“Anyone walking around campus will see it” said Stone.