Rain Garden at the Library – Junior Girl Scout Bronze Project

Junior Girl Scout Troop 9295, a scout troop of nine 4th grade girls, chose the Kingwood Branch Library as the location to build a rain garden needed for the completion of their Bronze Award project.  This project focused on gardening and providing a benefit to the community. 

As Kingwood Garden Club has been so active in the Kingwood community and the gardens at the Kingwood Library, it seemed like a perfect fit to have the girls receive guidance from the Garden Club.  Nancy Giffhorn, Kingwood Garden Club member, gave suggestions, answered questions and was on hand Sunday afternoon, May 15th, during the actual work on the flower bed as it was transformed into a rain garden bed.

The troop planned the project from what type of native plants are good for a public space to the amount of materials and time needed to complete the project.  The next time you are at the library, please take note of the flower bed that has verbena, butterfly weed and other hardy native plants, in addition to the day lilies.  And when you see a Junior Girl Scout, thank her for her excellence in service to the community.