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Hunter Farm Gathering Place Design Unveiling


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Presentation of the Hunter Farm Gathering Place design, which was developed by the Pomegranate Center with help from NE Seattle community members.

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Hunter Farm Gathering Place Design Unveiling

  1. 1. Hunter Gathering Place<br />Northeast Seattle<br />
  2. 2. Welcome and Introductions<br />Steering Group <br />Community Members<br />Public Space Rangers<br />Pomegranate Center <br />Other?<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Review of process - timeline<br />Present design concepts<br />Assemble task force<br />Next steps<br />
  4. 4.
  5. 5. Design development<br />June 11 community meeting<br />June 12 – July 12 internal design workshops<br />Site visits<br />Initial budgeting and materials selection<br />Meetings with property owners and selected community members<br />June 28 Steering Group meeting<br />
  6. 6. Design Inspirations<br /><ul><li> Iconic red sales booth
  7. 7. Flexible, movable furniture
  8. 8. Populate the site with posts
  9. 9. Continue market use
  10. 10. Birds
  11. 11. Native Plants</li></li></ul><li> Hunter Gathering| Site Plan<br />Stage<br />Red Pumice Rings<br />Movable Benches<br />Street Tree Buffer<br />Courtyard<br />Boulder <br />Seats/ Plantings<br />New Poles<br />Emergency<br />Hub<br />Productive Hedge<br />Compost Fence<br />
  12. 12. Hunter Gathering| Courtyard<br /><ul><li> wildflower meadow
  13. 13. movable benches can be arranged for seating options
  14. 14. concrete pavers form a patio beside the meadow
  15. 15. opportunity for fundraiser: carving names of local donors on pavers
  16. 16. red pumice outer ring marks edge of courtyard</li></li></ul><li>Courtyard<br />Possible seed mix of native wildflowers and grasses:<br />Idaho Fescue<br />Five Spot<br />Siberian Wallflower<br />Blue Flax<br />Scarlet Flax<br />California Poppy<br />Lance-leaved Coreopsis<br />Baby Blue-Eyes<br />Shasta Daisy<br />Chinese Houses<br />Clarkia<br />Globe Gilia<br />Sweet Alyssum<br />Black-Eyed Susan<br />Russell Lupine<br />Dwarf Godetia<br />Tall Evening Primrose<br />Clarkia<br />Fleabane Daisy<br />White Yarrow<br />Native meadow, Pavers<br />
  17. 17. Hunter Gathering| Poles<br /><ul><li> eleven additional wooden poles mark southern edge and courtyard area
  18. 18. existing metal pole: stainless steel birds perch on pole from largest to smallest
  19. 19. all poles painted in a repeating color palette
  20. 20. adopt-a-pole project to decorate new and existing poles</li></ul>new poles<br />existing metal pole<br />
  21. 21. Pole Art<br />Bird pole and Adopt-a-poles<br />Bird pole<br />Stainless steel local birds perch on pole in descending order of size<br />Adopt-a-poles<br />New and existing wooden poles are painted and decorated with found materials such as cd’s, <br />coffee cards, etc<br />
  22. 22. Hunter Gathering| Boulder Planters<br /><ul><li> granite boulders around the base of eight poles
  23. 23. boulders provide additional seating
  24. 24. boulders form natural walls for planters
  25. 25. drought tolerant native plantings
  26. 26. the boulders protect these poles from cars and equipment</li></li></ul><li>Boulder Planters<br />Seats and native plantings<br />Tufted Hairgrass<br />Deschampsiacespitosa<br />Red Fescue<br />Festucarubra<br />Native sedums<br />Sedum oreganum<br />
  27. 27. Hunter Gathering| Emergency Hub<br /><ul><li> 5’x8’ shed
  28. 28. Coordination and information hub in the event of local emergencies
  29. 29. Local leaders will coordinate emergency drills</li></li></ul><li>Hunter Gathering| Compost Fence<br /><ul><li> 50’x2’ along southern fence
  30. 30. woven rebar fence is both functional and artistic
  31. 31. provides community composting for Christmas tree branches or other plant material from the site</li></li></ul><li>Compost Fence<br />functional and artful <br />Material for fencing: woven rebar<br />Plant material forms a natural hedge mosaic<br />
  32. 32. Hunter Gathering| Red Pumice Rings<br /><ul><li> red pumice gravel rings add color to existing ground surface
  33. 33. ring spacing based on the fibonacci sequence, a pattern found in nature
  34. 34. rings will spread across the site over time due to yearly re-grading</li></ul>rings<br />
  35. 35. Red Pumice Rings<br />patterns and color on the ground<br />
  36. 36. Hunter Gathering| Stage<br /><ul><li> wooden spiral platform for performances
  37. 37. 24’x18’ (312 square feet)
  38. 38. movable, can be stored vertically</li></li></ul><li>Stage<br />performance and art<br />Wooden stage with carved spiral line<br />Framing for wooden stage breaks apart into three sections<br />
  39. 39. Hunter Gathering| Benches<br /><ul><li> 20 wood benches that seat 3-6 people
  40. 40. 8’10” long by 2’ wide
  41. 41. Benches can be wheeled into many arrangements based on need
  42. 42. Benches can be stored vertically along fence
  43. 43. Benches may be carved by the community </li></li></ul><li>Benches<br />movable and artistic<br />Bench: top view<br />Bench: side view, carving opportunities<br />Bench: <br />wheel end view<br />Bench: <br />stored on end<br />carving view<br />
  44. 44. Hunter Gathering| Hedge<br /><ul><li> Red osier dogwood and evergreen huckleberry
  45. 45. Hedge can be coppiced (pruned to the ground) to harvest red twigs for weaving wreaths.
  46. 46. Hedge will add color and native habitat to southern site edge</li></li></ul><li>Hedge<br />colorful and productive<br />Evergreen Huckleberry<br />Red-osier Dogwood<br />
  47. 47. Assemble Task Force<br />Sign Up on Volunteer Sheets for: <br />Plants<br />Benches and Stage<br />Poles<br />Pavers<br />In-kind donations of equipment<br />Local source for native meadow-mix seeds<br />Leader for paver fundraiser?<br />Adopt-a-pole neighbors (pole enhancement ideas)<br />Prime pole<br />Paint pole per color scheme<br />Fibonacci spiral<br />Attach materials to pole<br />
  48. 48. Next Steps<br />Fine-tune design and budget <br />Bench and Pole prototype workshop, July 19<br />Steering Group, July 26<br />Construction, August 18-21<br />