Green Infrastructure Resources, Videos, & Downloads

A short guide to building rainwater harvesting systems, aimed at New Yorkers that have received free rain barrel kits from the Department of Environmental Protection.

 

A succinct case study on building a rain garden, aimed at New Yorkers that have received free rain barrel kits from the Department of Environmental Protection.

 

A succinct case study on building a rainwater overflow system, aimed at New Yorkers that have received free rain barrel kits from the Department of Environmental Protection.

Our Rainwater Harvesting How-To Guide is a 26-page in-depth guide to building rainwater harvesting systems.

 

Green Infrastructure Techniques is a 16-page introduction to numerous green infrastructure approaches.

 

Resilient NYC Community Garden Guide was written shortly after Hurricane Sandy, and covers steps that community gardens and other open spaces can take to address future storm events.

 

Green Infrastructure Videos

An instructional video on building a shade structure and rainwater harvesting system at Riverside Valley Community Garden in Harlem.

 

An instructional video on building a small rain garden to capture the overflow of the RWH system at Riverside Valley.

An instructional video on building a rain garden to capture runoff from a downslope at Riverside Valley.

 

An instructional video on building a rainwater harvesting system connected to an octagonal gazebo at Marcus Garvey Community Garden in Brownsville.

An instructional video on building a small structure and demonstration rainwater harvesting system at Columbia Secondary School Garden in Harlem.

 

A basic introduction to rainwater harvesting from our 2013 Green Infrastructure Toolkit.

A basic introduction to stormwater management from our 2013 Green Infrastructure Toolkit.

 

A basic introduction to green roofs and rain gardens from our 2013 Green Infrastructure Toolkit.

A basic introduction to downspout planters, permeable pavement, and enhanced tree pits from our 2013 Green Infrastructure Toolkit.

 

A basic introduction to bioswales from our 2013 Green Infrastructure Toolkit.

 

OTHER RESOURCES

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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Conservation

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community & school gardens in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.