Quote of the week: ‘Rain gardens are now in the palette of options people look at when they landscape their yard.’

— Mike Sands, senior associate, Liberty Prairie Foundation

For a story on rain gardens, click here.


Photo of ironweed, which can be used in a rain garden, by Sheryl DeVore.


Quote of the week:This has given me a new focus, a new purpose to my life.

— Tom Smith, Lake County Forest Preserves land-management technician and Native American dancer

Read what it’s like to discover and embrace your Native American heritage in this article I wrote about Tom Smith, an extraordinary Renaissance man. Click here.tomsmitha