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Greenhouse on Rhode Island in Tandem with Cleveland Botanical Gardens

A new greenhouse is going up at the corner of Bremen Street and Rhode Island on the city’s West Side.

The greenhouse is part of a project by People United by Sustainable Housing (PUSH) in tandem with Cleveland Botanical Gardens (CBG).

According to Jen Kaminsky at PUSH, CBG has been partnering with cities across the Great Lakes in order to conduct studies on converting vacant lots into storm water management sites. PUSH has been working with CBG over the last few years to design “best practice” methods for storm water management. The longterm partnership is designed to help protect the Great Lakes from pollutants that enter Buffalo’s water system via the combined sewer system, which empties into the waterways after heavy rainfalls.

Once complete, the greenhouse will be a native plant nursery, growing varietals that are easy to transplant to other landscape sites throughout PUSH influenced neighborhoods. The roof of the greenhouse is being designed to harvest rainwater, that is then used to water the plants inside.



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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