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Living Light: Prize-winning community garden design is green to the core

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Derek Byron + Britton Rogers have conceived a combination of structures for an imaginary garden space, which would serve as vegetative or food yielding resources. Touting profuse use of material like salvaged corrugated material, wire mesh, wood pallets, recycled glass bottles, crushed stones and vegetation, the sustainable garden design went on to win the Grand Acres Community Garden Design Competition this year.

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The garden will feature numerous sheds whose walls will be made from recycled shipping pallets. It will eliminate the need for plywood, which generally amounts to 250 square foot for similar construction. Even a modest rainfall of one inch could create 85 gallons of water on a 250 square foot roof area. A dedicated community space offers a picnic or assembly area.

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A living wall will surround the southeastern garden area. The living wall equipped with rainwater collection points, compost bins, gravel collection points and an integral, salvaged old fence will support plants and numerous animal species. It will be perfectly possible to grow herbs, vegetables or grass on the living wall.

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The Living Light Sculpture will utilize a small, inexpensive PV/LED system mounted over the sculpture. While the piece will collect solar energy during the day, it will illuminate the site when the sun is not there.

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Via: Open Architecture Network