As the Network has renewed its contract, we are entering full swing with a complete redesign of the space, with the the following goals in mind.
- Increase biological diversity and habitat in the garden through building soil, interconnected ecosystems, increased use of perennials
- Utilizing existing patterns in nature to inspire the most efficient use of space and energy, such as microclimates, ecological edges.
- Develop the space with education of the public as the primary goal
- Utilize whimsy, play, and learning to make the space inviting, safe, and engaging for all ages
New elements include building an demonstration apple tree guild, installation of a perennial mandala garden, and dry river bed flanked by a butterfly garden and rain garden. Stay tuned as we move through each stage of implementation. We will begin with construction of the mandala garden.
Here is a preliminary design for the Network garden space: