Grosse Pointe Farms councilman Lev Wood presented on the efficiently, beauty, and need for rain gardens within the Pointes as Wednesday’s guest speaker.
Being on the city council, Mr. Wood’s goal is to be proactive in addressing flooding through hard engineering (cement) and soft engineering (soft gardens with pervious soil) which can slow the flow of water to the city’s sewer systems. Rain gardens are composed of deeply rooted, native plants which can also manage the flow from downspouts- making them suitable for the home garden, aswell.