About the space where we are building the garden
- 3/4 turfed and fully irrigated.
- Maintained by Public Works (irrigation, mowing, etc.)
- Stormwater issues at Larch & 9th as this basin collects for almost entire area. Basin fills, stormwater comes over curb through property depositing material and stormwater across sidewalk and into catch basin on Franklin.
- Property maintained but not utilized.
- BMPRD Coyner trail connection
- Located in what is considered a banana-belt, ideal for growing conditions
- Full sun exposure
- Focus on sustainability.
- Demonstration Rain Garden (Stormwater infiltration system) to resolve stormwater issue.
- Removal of maintenance heavy and water hungry turf. Partial retrofit with water wise native fescue mix.
- Removal of existing non efficient pop-up spray heads, replacement with Toro Precision head (uses a fraction of the water of existing heads), drip and bubbler systems.
- Utilize portion of stormwater infiltration area as base for first entirely ADA accessible community garden.
- Sponsored plots (approx. $25 per season) for low income neighbors and families with children. Coordination with local schools via Fan advocates.
- Removal of three junipers to enhance water conservation. Replaces with edible food forest.
- Four beds designed specifically for those in wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
- Plot fees to offset cost of irrigation of site.
- Transition from maintained by Public Works staff to maintained entirely by volunteers.
- First entirely ADA accessible community garden
- Demonstration Rain Garden
- Demonstration The Right Tree in the Right Place urban forest
- Edible Food Forest
- Sustainable water wise landscape plan
- Maintained entirely by volunteers
- Community gardens for local low income neighbors, those with disabilities and limited mobility.
- Utilizing lot which was purchased with SDC funds, which has since been maintained by Public Works staff but has not been utilized for any meaningful purpose, into a full purpose area that will support local school and neighborhood needs.
- High visibility to community.
- Meets multiple focus points of Bend 2030 community vision plan.