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Roland Street Alley project update: Spicebush Swallowtail eggs, urban crops, and surprise downpour!

Updated: Nov 22, 2020

(8/21/20) A quick "state of the alley" update from Jody & Mariah at Rolad St. Alley. Learn about why having native plants in urban areas is a great idea, and why normal lawn maintenance is not only detrimental for local ecosystems, but also poisoning the water in our local areas.

We were elated to find many spicebush swallowtail eggs on Spicebush that was donated to the project! We also found many food crops growing such as tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce, cabbage, and kale!

It started raining out of nowhere so we used the opportunity to demonstrate how having root systems can prevent flash flooding, and stop possibly contaminated or polluted water from flowing into the watershed and Beargrass Creek.


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