Yesterday we had the VIP party to celebrate the completion of the Water Wise demonstration Garden in Eugene, Oregon. The project was initiated by the Eugene Water and Electric Board in partnership with the city of Eugene, Nearby Nature, Satre Associates and LandCurrent landscape architects. LandCurrent was responsible for the design work with technical support from Satre. The demonstration garden features water wise innovations such as a rain garden, bio swales, and a water harvesting cistern. It also includes a drought tolerant planting palette and lawn species. LandCurrent also proposed a rain sculpture that functions as a cistern overflow based on the principle of “communicating veins”. The sculpture is not in place yet, we are hoping it will be put in place before the garden opens for the public early July.