A raingarden offers the solution to a parking lot’s water overflow problem.
During a commercial landscape installation led by Element Eco-Design, we witnessed overland water flow coming from the parking lot. Conversations with the operations manager revealed that this was a common problem, particularly for creating ice in the parking lot during the winter.
- Tiered raingarden designed to temporarily hold the overflow and feed perennial plants before flowing underground towards a pond.
As of February 2016, the raingarden continues to beautify the area, and is working well during the winters as a place for snow removal.
A food forest appears on a steep slope between two parking lots.
A rural pond and hugelkultur provide increasing fire protection and water resilience.
Theft and hurricanes plague this semi-urban farm; the answer was a food de-fence.
A retrofit design of a city-run dog park into a food forest orchard.
An earthship gets a thriving edible landscape and shelter from cold winter winds.
A simple technique at farm scale helps a cooperative of farmers boost their productivity.