Sunday, May 24, 2015

Home News Local businesses help historical society

Local businesses help historical society

Industry News

The group built a new sustainable water feature and gardens at the site of the Saratoga County Historical Society.

| May 6, 2013

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – For the fourth year in a row, the partnership between major capital region retailer Kohl’s Department Stores, and Chip’s Landscaping resulted in a new sustainable water feature and gardens at the site of the Saratoga County Historical Society.

A new twist to the annual ‘Go Green’ build: this year, beneficiary, Brookside Museum, will be not only be received a new natural, sustainable water garden on site, but an element for the museum to supplement existing educational programming. The feature will create a sustainable ecosystem to serve as an outdoor history-learning lab. It’s called “Learning and Making History with Green,” says Chips Landscaping Master Gardener, Sue Ann DuBois.

The new water garden complements the historical nature of the grounds. Design includes a pondless waterfall with natural stream, and rainwater harvesting system to capture and reuse rainwater from the extensive Museum roof system. The expansive roof system of this historical structure has the potential to capture over 34,000 gallons of annual precipitation.

A portion of this rainwater will be reused to sustain the water feature with potential to also serve as an irrigation source for perimeter gardens. The gardens will feature native plantings, “nativores” and infusion of historical artifacts within.

 

 

Top news

Private equity firm acquires Signature Landscape Services

A former ValleyCrest executive stakes his claim in the northwest and looks to build a West Coast company.

A conversation with the Top 100

Leaders from the Top 100 discuss the biggest challenges facing their companies and how they’re solving them. Turns out, their solutions work for landscapers of any size.

Ornamental invaders

Exotic pests are on the rise. Make sure you're handling them properly.

In hindsight

We asked some Top 100 company leaders about decisions they’d want to do over, and some choices they made that they wouldn’t change.

Let results do the marketing

The best way to market your company is to do high-quality work.

x