Mansion Greens Community Garden
The Mansion Greens Community Garden was established in 2012 to connect community members in a meaningful way by giving them the space, tools and information to grow fruits and vegetables in their local city park. It consists of 24 garden plots in a 4 square layout with a seating area at its centre.
4 X 1,000L Above Ground Cisterns: Rainwater from the cisterns is moved using an electric pump. In time a solar panel will be installed to energize the pump.
A 500L Underground Infiltration Gallery takes any overflow, soaks it into the ground to keep the site dry and prevents overflow from entering the storm sewer, thereby protecting local waterways.
Location: Weber Park, Corner of Frederick and Edna Streets, Kitchener, Ontario
Maximum Capacity: 4,500L
Estimated Diversion Per Year: 33,000L
Project Cost: $3,450
(eavestroughs, downspouts & diverter $500, cisterns, plumbing adapters, bases $750, pump & plumbing $500, infiltration gallery $850, labour $850)
Volunteer Hours Contributed: 50