The concrete’s gone, the plants are in, purple spikes and yellow blossoms flash along the sidewalk. Once it starts raining, the permeable aspect – letting the rain water reach the aquifer instead of the sewer – begins. It’s green, healthy and just the start of what we can do together for a more sustainable future.
Any good project deserves reflection and evaluation. What went really well, what surprised us, what might we have done better, and how well did the city permit process work?
After the Planting
Now We Know
Working the System
How Much Did It Cost?
Was It Worth It? Stop by Turk & Lyon and then start plans for your own Grey2Green project
* James Munden, senior landscape architect, at Marta Fry Landscape Associates/MFLA Studio, made all the difference to the success of this project
** Thanks to Markos Major, DPW Bureau of Urban Forestry for getting us through the permit process
*** Huge thanks to major donors Rev. Sally Bingham; Oz Erickson, President of the Emerald Fund and all those who supported this project from start to finish and at points in-between
Note: article first published at Green Turk & Lyon.