Clark Kerr Rain Garden

A Fruitful Series of Projects

The Clark Kerr Gardens has been a space for multiple projects. From a previous description:

The Clark Kerr Garden provides fresh produce to campus dining and food initiatives, and aims to be a place of community, learning, and collaboration. In the past, ESW projects have included working on preventing flooding on the Clark Kerr campus through rainwater harvesting or bioswales, but new ideas are welcome and encouraged! Furthermore, this group has an opening for project leader, so if you are interested in a leadership role, this is a great opportunity.

The Bioswale & Rainwater project also came to a close in early 2022.

If you have fresh ideas or would like to get involved, contact us!

Project Leads:

Hallie McManus & Varun Bhatia ( (Fall 2018)

TGIF Grant Information

Project Sponsor: Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW)

TGIF Grant: $3,386.88

Project Theme: Water Conservation

Project Description: Our focus will be on the Building 2 Courtyard at the Clark Kerr Campus. Currently, because of poor landscaping and irrigation, water is constantly flooding directly into the entrance of the building and off into the street. Recently, an orchard was planted in the courtyard; however, when it rains, the water flows directly down the side of the building to the door, rather than to the newly planted trees. It is vital that this area be modified, not only for functionality, but for sustainability purposes as well. Project Goals:

1. Reduce flooding in the entrance to building 2 of Clark Kerr

2. Reduce runoff from impervious surfaces

3. Improve water quality in surrounding bodies of water