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Telegraph Hill Vacant Lot Site Design


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Telegraph Hill Vacant Lot Site Design

  1. 1. Coit tower/filbert st<br />“The value of a vessel is in its emptiness”<br />
  2. 2. Initial site<br />
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  5. 5. Challenges<br />Slope  inaccessible,dangerous!<br />Expressed desire to keep it wild, unchanged<br />Current use of land (party scene  trash (needles), vagrants, people stealing vegetation and structures)<br />Existing dense vegetation<br />Lack of support to pursue site<br />… these factors, juxtaposed with conditions of adjacent site, lead to a shift in our design…<br />Neighborhood support for private site<br />More level site with more sunlight<br />feasibility of adjacent site<br />
  6. 6. vision<br />Self-sustaining<br />Provide open space for area of high density population<br />Area of recreation, social gathering and refuge<br />Connect people to land<br />Attention to cultural diversity<br />Animal Habitat<br />Education<br />Volunteer opportunities, demonstration food production garden<br />
  7. 7. Assessment: History<br />
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  17. 17. TOPOGRAPHY<br />
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  19. 19. Sectors: Foot traffic<br />
  20. 20. view<br />
  21. 21. noise<br />
  22. 22. pollution<br />
  23. 23. smell<br />
  24. 24. waste<br />
  25. 25. water<br />
  26. 26. wind<br />
  27. 27. animals<br />
  28. 28. Current elements<br /><ul><li>Bricks
  29. 29. Chain link fence
  30. 30. Wood-framed walkway
  31. 31. Concrete retaining walls, level below wall</li></ul>Fennel<br />Acacia<br />Star Jasmine<br />Bear’s Breech<br />Wild Radish<br />Crocosmia<br />Pride of Madeira<br />
  32. 32. SITE PLAN<br />
  33. 33. zones<br />ZONES<br />
  34. 34. Plant selection<br />TREES<br />Botanical name common name size quantity<br />Eriobotrya japonica ‘Gold Nugget’ Loquat 5 gal 1<br />Oleo Europaea Olive 5 gal 2<br />Fruit tree type to be determined <br /> For railing bare root 10<br /> Dwarf fruit trees by benchesbare root 4<br />Fig – edible 5 gal 1<br />Morus Fruiting Mulberry 5 gal 1<br />VINES<br />Lonicera honeysuckle 5 gal 2<br />Jasminum polyanthus jasmine 5 gal 1<br />Grapes: Perlett, Flame seedless, Moore<br />Kiwi: Haywood, Tewi, Vincent<br />Blackberries: ThornlessBoysen, Olallie<br />BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES<br />1. Buddlejadavidii Butterfly bush 1 gal. 6<br />2. Rosmarinus ‘Blue Spires’ Rosemary 4” pot 5<br />3. Ceanothusg. “Anchor Bay” Calif. Wild Lilac 1 gal 3<br /> Ground cover<br />4. Crocosmia 1 gal 10<br />5. Aloe ‘Johnson’s hybrids’ 4 “pot 8<br />6. Salvia sonomensissonoma sage 4” pot 8<br /> Ground cover<br />6 A Salvia clevelandii California blue sage4” pot 3<br />7. Kniphofia Red Hot Poker 1 gal. 11<br />8 Achelliamillefolium common yarrow 4” pots 20<br />9. Boragoofficinalis borage 4” pots 8<br />10 Herbs – combination thyme, oregano and chives 4” pots 20<br />NITROGEN FIXING PLANTS (FIRST ROUND OF PLANTING)<br />Chickweed <br />Vetch<br />Trifoliumrepens White Clover<br />Sunflowers as a trap crop interspersed in site to deter insects from vegetable beds<br />
  35. 35. tree guilds<br />O: Olive<br />Y: Yarrow<br />GC: Garlic Chive<br />N: Nasturtium<br />Cl: Clover<br />Co: Comfrey<br />Keystones: Olive and Loquat<br />Grass suppressors: daffodils, garlic chives, edible herbs<br />Mulch plants: Comfrey, artichokes; nasturtiums (also repels insects)<br />Nutrient accumulators: Yarrow, chicory<br />Nitrogen fixers: clovers; beans; lupines <br />Insect repellents: salvia, yarrow, coriander <br />Insectaries: fennel, comfrey, clover<br />Other fruit trees: Apple varieties: White Winter Pearmain, Gordon, Red Astrachan, Skinner’s Seedling<br />Dwarf trees: Honey Babe Peachtree, Asian Pear, Shinseiki<br />N<br />Y<br />GC<br />Co<br />N<br />GC<br />Cl<br />Cl<br />O<br />Co<br />Cl<br />Y<br />N<br />Co<br />GC<br />
  36. 36. Possibilities… Social piazza<br />
  37. 37. Recreation area<br />
  39. 39. Vegetable bed guilds<br />1st Planting Options: Chickweed (N, mulch), vetch (N, compaction), White Clover-, <br />Potato tower: blue lake snap bean (N fixing, climber), horseradish (deters potato bugs), Summer Savory (enhances flavor, repels bean leaf beetles)<br />Carrot, pepper (keep away from fruit trees), lettuce varieties, swiss chard, Sonoma or California Blue sage (enhances carrot growth), leaks, red clover, Garlic (pest suppression), chervil (keeps aphids off lettuce, deters snails)<br />Tomato (keep away from potatoes), Basil (enhance flavor, deters tomato worm), Parsley, Marigold (attracts hoverflies, reduce nematode), Bee Balm (attracts bees & hummingbirds, enhances flavor), Lima Bean (soil builder, N fixer). Borage (adds trace minerals, improves disease resistance, attracts bees, wasps)<br />Broccoli, Chamomile (improves growth and flavor of cabbage and onions), Onion (pest suppresion), Dill (improves growth and health of cabbage), Thyme (deters cabbage worm), Beets (adds minerals to soil), cabbage<br />
  40. 40. Water flow & swales<br />
  41. 41. Enhancing ACCESS TO VIEWS<br />
  42. 42. Did we mention the view?<br />
  43. 43. Inputs/outputs<br />Happy Juice<br />Plant yields- FOOD<br />Compost<br />Community<br />Education<br />Recreation<br />Shade<br />Cob benches<br />Habitat (animals, insects, pupae)<br />Enhancing quality of… (view, life, etc)<br />Compost<br />Mulch (Bay View Green Waste)<br />Reclaimed materials (Building resources, urbanite, cardboard)<br />Plant starts (seeds, trees)<br />Ollas<br />Fuel (transport)<br />Straw<br />Tools<br />Labor (volunteer)<br />
  44. 44. Meet with Julie Christensen and other neighbors (THD), incorporate feedback, organize neighborhood presentation<br />Contact land owners<br />Get LEGAL access to land <br />Soil analysis: depth, chemical and physical characteristics <br />Acquire more accurate topography<br />Access= more informed details of site<br />Involve Garfield School<br />Develop strategy for volunteers  ensuring quality of volunteering through education and building community solidarity<br />timeline<br />
  45. 45. timeline<br />Sculpt land for pathways, entry steps and watch catchment swales<br />Sheet mulch everything<br />Plant N fixing plants (Chickweed, Vetch)<br />Plant trees + railing for steep areas<br />Cob benches<br />Vegetable garden – lay out social gathering area<br />Start planting vines + espalier for cover of fences<br />Some planting of perennials for birds and butteflies + compost bin <br />Finish social gathering area<br />Finish planting of perennial for birds and butterflies<br />Trellis for screen + edibles on fence + bamboo screen<br />Lower social gathering area/game area/ dance floor/ final use TBD<br />
  46. 46. budget<br />
  47. 47. land use: Addressing the possibilities of temporary or permanent site<br />Strategy: Handle the project as if temporary with the possibility of permanence<br />Green Development Agreement (GDA)- incentives to land owners, our involvement with mayor’s office and possibility of becoming a pilot project for GDA<br />Closing the site: maintaining good relations with neighbors as others take ownership or develop onsite<br />Keep plants/resources within neighborhood: give them to other local gardens, parks<br />Possibility of Julie and others buying property as desired: extending planting plan and timeline to ensure proper maintenance with few inputs<br />
  48. 48. Unfinished… left to address<br />Fence to provide security onsite and for immediate neighbors<br />If site is permanent…<br />Incorporation of vernal pond<br />Rainwater catchment from neighbors<br />Graywater reuse from neighbors<br />