74 Baker Street Warren RI USA

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Big Blue

RainKeep at the Boston  Rose Kennedy Greenway 2019.  Everyone enjoying using       "Big Blue"

to water the Three Sisters traditional Native American inter-planting with squash corn and beans.


"Big Blue" RainKeep


RainKeep  'Whorl' Bristol RI


August 15-18 featured at Boston GreenFest Tech Expo in 'Smart City Pavilion', Boston Greenway ,https://www.bostongreenfest.org/see-the-innovators  


Inspired by the redwood trees of her native California whose upper canopies catch coastal fog and direct it downwards to maintain under-canopy ecosystems,  Allison now has a  utility and design patent for  RainKeep.  The Nature Conservancy  sponsored a RainKeep to be installed in the Chelsea, MA community garden working with GreenRoots as well as at the town entrance of Bristol RI  in Thomas Park, and most recently at Time Space Existence, a collateral exhibition of the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture hosted by the European Cultural Centre in Venice, Italy.  

Newsome received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and teaches with   Harvard University OFA.  Her work has been featured at the Boston MFA,  RISD Museum, Mobile Museum of Art, Beatrice Wood Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, Newport Art Museum and Federal Museum Ben Franklin Biblioteca in Mexico City.  At Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, Allison was an artist-in-residence for the Della Robbia exhibition https://www.mfa.org/programs/gallery-activities-and-tours/artist-talk-on-della-robbia-with-allison-newsome 

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LEED WE 1.1 WE1.2 : A greener way to urban agriculture and landscape water use. How RainKeep, a  passive rain harvesting system, contributes to LEED. Not only does our rain harvesting sculpture create a  "Place Maker" and contribute to the beauty and functionality of a space, it also contributes to LEED certification. As one component among a list of  LEED certification requirements, RainKeep  is a patented utility that adds to project eligibility for several LEED credits including, LEED  WE 1.1- water efficient landscaping reduce by 50% and  LEED WE 1.2  - no potable use or irrigation.  Other credits include  recycled content, zero emitting materials and innovation in design. Developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the LEED Rating System is the definitive standard for green building, providing guidelines for designing and building environmentally responsible structures. And while no single product can be considered LEED certified, our RainKeep utility  is additive to the pursuit of LEED certification for your project.


Where utility and sculpture come together 'Vera da Pozzo' Venice , Italy, Giardini Marinaressa  

Rain Harvesting Sculpture


RainKeep / rain harvesting utility sculpture with 500-5,000 gallon capacity  for landscape use

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We handle all  your  transportation and shipping needs.  RainKeep team will consult and or install your RainKeep  Nationally and Internationally

 Consultation for Construct  

Price options determined with  consultation

 We meet with you to evaluate the site, identify priorities and where to spend your budget. We  ensure our designs are simple,  seamless and created in a timely manner.  We recommend material choices , stainless vs aluminum ,  colorful powder coated  components or the natural  beauty of metal hard finished  brushed, or patinated.  We personalize  the tank /vessel and rain chain designs to make the work site specific and  a personal  vision  for the community that  will be using  it.  Whenever you work with the RainKeep team, you can trust that you’re in great hands.

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Next Level Service

We want all of our customers to experience the impressive level of professionalism when working with Allison  Newsome and RainKeep team.  All of our services, especially this one, exist to make your life easier and stress free. You can trust us to give you top quality customer service.

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Testimonial for RainKeep

Bristol Garden Club

The Bristol Garden Club was delighted by the innovative and attractive functional sculpture created for us by Allison Newsome. Allison was wonderful to work with. She was always positive and enthusiastic, extremely conscientious, and very flexible.

Our project, dubbed the Rainkeep, solves an ongoing problem of supplying sufficient water for one of the town’s public gardens which the garden club maintains. The sculpture is impressively effective in collecting rain, strong and durable, and very easy to use and maintain. At the same time, the Rainkeep fascinates and enchants viewers. We have found that visitors are enticed into the garden to experience and enjoy the sculpture at close range. Once there, nearby signage educates them about the history of the site and its story of environmental resiliency. The creation and operation of the Rainkeep is described as well as its role in conserving water.


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74 Baker Street Warren RI USA


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