In 2009 a group of designBridge mentors were awarded a grant by the William Fund to design, build and market a rainwater catchment system that could act as a model project for homeowners. With funding in place, the only thing left to do was find a client and start the project. The Food for Lane County Garden is located in a field between Kennedy Middle and Churchill High Schools. This site provided a high degree of visibility to the local neighborhood as well as many educational opportunities. Of major consideration to the project were cost, assembly method and availability of materials. The project team drafted several design solutions and in the end decided to utilize standard parts and materials for most of the project, but find an exceptionally beautiful project for the cistern. This decision was made in an effort to reverse the belief that water catchment systems have to be unsightly. Following the completion of construction an informational brochure was developed for local distribution and soon there will be a more comprehensive guide and resource list here on the designBridge website.