The downtown community garden . "From the Ground Up"

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This is a picture intense presentation about how the Des Moines "Downtown Community Garden" came to be. …

This is a picture intense presentation about how the Des Moines "Downtown Community Garden" came to be.

You can learn more about the garden at: www.gardendowntowndsm.com

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  • 1. The Downtown Community Garden “From the Ground Up” Iowa ASLA Fall Conference Drew Matthew Maifeld : d2mgroup@gmail.com September 2nd, 2010
  • 2. 5 Things to take away (the categories we’ll cover) • QUICK SYNOPSIS • ASLA INVOLVEMENT • RECYCLED MATERIALS • SENSE OF COMMUNITY • PERCIEVED VALUE
  • 3. QUICK SYNOPSIS
  • 4. Select a location
  • 5. Size of the lot / Present use / Potential use
  • 6. From the Ground Up…• ASLA INVOLVEMENT – Organize a group listening session – Create a concept plan And a bit of: – Initial construction / city coordination
  • 7. Listening Session
  • 8. Existing Conditions
  • 9. What’s the motivation
  • 10. Design Charrette
  • 11. Design Charrette
  • 12. Plan Development 2 slides
  • 13. Plan Review
  • 14. The Result
  • 15. Site Preparation
  • 16. Coordination with City
  • 17. Make a sign up sheet
  • 18. Sign Up Day
  • 19. Number the plots
  • 20. Engage the Local Community
  • 21. Tree’s Forever
  • 22. Only a Landscape Architect would…
  • 23. Only a Landscape Architect would… 2 slides
  • 24. Initial construction
  • 25. A Bit Technical -…for a Community Garden
  • 26. In Summary:ASLA helped lay thefoundation for this gardento flourish...
  • 27. From the Ground Up…• A GOOD PLAN BEING REALIZED – Recycled Materials – Less is more (Labyrinth and Common Space) – Green Space – Rain Garden – Maintenance – Regular Group Gatherings
  • 28. Recycled Materials
  • 29. Recycled Materials
  • 30. Recycled Materials
  • 31. Recycled Materials
  • 32. Recycled Materials
  • 33. Common vs Individual
  • 34. Plot Development
  • 35. Communal or individual maintenance
  • 36. Communal or individual maintenance
  • 37. Labyrinth Construction
  • 38. Less is more
  • 39. How many hours can the group give
  • 40. How many hours can the group give
  • 41. Rain Garden – Common or Individual?
  • 42. Water
  • 43. Wildlife
  • 44. Plant Life
  • 45. Plant Life
  • 46. Plant Life
  • 47. What is the effect you want to achieve
  • 48. What’s the Value?
  • 49. Family
  • 50. A Place for all People
  • 51. All Ages
  • 52. A Personal Touch
  • 53. A Personal Touch
  • 54. A Personal Touch
  • 55. A Personal Touch
  • 56. A Personal Touch
  • 57. Open Space
  • 58. Open Space
  • 59. Open Space
  • 60. Work in groups
  • 61. Group Bonding
  • 62. Getting Kids Outside
  • 63. Working Together
  • 64. Regular group gatherings
  • 65. Regular group gatherings
  • 66. Regular group gatherings
  • 67. Regular group gatherings
  • 68. Regular group gatherings
  • 69. Regular group gatherings
  • 70. Regular group gatherings
  • 71. Regular group gatherings
  • 72. Regular group gatherings
  • 73. Regular group gatherings
  • 74. The Off Season
  • 75. A common place for communication
  • 76. A common place for communication
  • 77. A common place for communication
  • 78. Go Start a Community Garden!or ask me how I can help you get one started : d2mgroup@gmail.com