TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A local organization has found a new way to collect rainwater for the plants at the garden on Locust street.
Rethink Community Garden and Rose Hulman students collaborated together to build the butterfly rainwater harvesting system for the butterfly maze garden. The butterfly figures catch the rain and the water travels down through the pipes into the trunk and can be controlled by a spout. This rainwater harvesting system is used to water the plants without using electricity.
Organizers said this is a great way to attract people to the garden and help out.
“We want people to come and plant here. Make it your own. This is your garden. This is not my garden or Rethinks garden. This is the community’s garden and we really really need our community to participate and help us maintain it,” said Shikha Bhattacharyya Executive Director of Rethink Community Garden.
Rethink has five community gardens throughout Terre Haute and if you’d like to volunteer to help out, you can do so by showing up and getting to work or emailing email@example.com.