NE 72nd Avenue Community Garden
Verde worked with nearby Scott School’s AVID program to design the community garden (the AVID program strengthens students’ analytical skills for college prep). 6 design sessions were held, including 3 sessions at Scott, where students learned about landfills, community gardens and accessibility issues, and worked with professionals to design the garden. Students presented the Final Design Plan at a bilingual, evening Design Celebration in a Cully neighborhood church. Verde and its contractor team are building the garden that the student’s designed.
The .68 acre facility is built in two phases. Phase A, completed October 2012, has sixteen 20’x20’ garden plots (each can be divided into a subplot as small as 5’x10’), a 1325 square foot group plot, seven 4’x8’ accessible raised beds, a 300 square feet rain garden, ecoroofs on the information kiosk and on the garden shed, and rainwater harvesting. Phase B, scheduled for completion in 2017, includes a perimeter swale, terraced garden plots, native plantings, and educational signage about the Garden’s stormwater management features.