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.
Production pilot Food Forest for a Conservation Association
A retrofit design of a city-run dog park into a food forest orchard.
Prolific berry and fruit production on terraces provides income and farm status.
Local abundant food production right out front for an inner urban city lot on the coast.
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.