Waterosity, the 2009 summer exhibition at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, opened on June 6 and explores and celebrates the beauty and the complex interdependence of people, plants, and water. Providing homeowners with environmentally responsible ways to manage water on their property is a key theme of Waterosity. Water-wise hardscaping includes green roofs and permeable paving and both technologies help to reduce the amount of stormwater that washes over roofs and paved areas (driveways, sidewalks, and streets), carrying sediment and pollution into lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands. Green roofs and permeable paving displays are part of the new permanent arboretum exhibit called Harvest Your Rain.
For more information on Waterosity displays and programming, please visit the Waterosity website and Waterosity Comes to the Arboretum in the May 1, 2009 Yard and Garden News.