Take a tour around Dundas homes that have utilized green infrastructure to increase the efficiency, aesthetic, and sustainability of their yards. We created this virtual tour to allow Hamilton residents to learn about types of green infrastructure that is being used by homeowners in their city. Our Catch the RAIN program helps homeowners reduce flooding and improve water quality in the Hamilton Harbour through innovative solutions, such as rain gardens, dry rock swales, and more! Follow along as we visit the amazing yards of these enthusiastic Hamilton homeowners. They discuss what inspired them to implement green infrastructure on their properties, how it’s changed their landscape, and some tips and tricks for those looking to get started in their yards!
Take the Tour!
Rainwater harvesting with an enthusiastic novice
At this stop, we look at how this homeowner makes use of every drop of water that lands on their very thirsty (and productive) yard.
Learn how rain garden plants are chosen with a local ecologist
At this stop, we learn how to minimize water consumption, and maximize plant survival and aesthetics by using smart planning and placement.
Explore a huge rain garden with an experienced gardener
At this stop, we have a look at some creative solutions for moving water through a landscape, and into a big rain garden with a diverse mix of plants.
Innovative stormwater management solutions at home
At this stop, we get a look at some innovative stormwater management solutions that work perfectly in this homeowner’s yard.
Native plants for pollinators with a Master Gardener
At this stop, we join a Master Gardener on a tour of her beautiful yard full of native species and some of the pollinators they attract!
Local biologist explains the importance of green infrastructure
At this stop, we tour a brand new rain garden while learning about the downstream effects of stormwater runoff, and why seemingly small projects like this one can make a big difference!
For this special edition tour stop, get to know Rain Coach, Michael, as he shows us around his personal urban meadow and discusses how he tackled some of the water issues on his property with creative, natural solutions.