Thanks to everyone who attended and assisted with the tour of the Demonstration Blooming Alley on August 6! 40 people joined Metro Blooms to socialize, see an example Blooming Alley, and learn about stormwater management practices. Attendees got to see raingardens, native plantings, and permeable pavement strips along the 49th and 50th blocks of 16th/17th Ave S. It was a great opportunity for Alley Captains, participants, designers, community volunteers, and others interested in Blooming Alleys to meet each other, and we’re so glad the weather held out for the event! If you weren’t able to make it this year, stay posted because we’ll be hosting similar tours in the future.
A native planting one year after installation.
People interested or participating in Blooming Alleys from different neighborhoods got to meet at the Alley Tour!
We split up into small groups to walk the alleys and take a closer look at the practices and how they work.