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.

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

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The downtown community garden . "From the Ground Up"

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

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