Month: July 2016

Children’s Ideas Leading Design Reviews

Over the past few months, artists, engineers, landscape architects, planners, and project managers gathered to consolidate the creative ideas contributed by a community of elementary kids. After the WeDesign Charrette with Westside Elementary’s 5th grade class, the team consolidated student’s ideas into program elements for natural play at World Garden Commons. The design team shared the…
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July 22, 2016 0

Community finds its artistic voice

Community Finds Its Artistic Voice on Vimeo. Through The Fargo Project, artist Dwight Mickelson, engages diverse communities in the transformation of an 18-acre stormwater basin into a public commons. It’s an example of creative place-making with ecological restoration and community involvement at the forefront. The resulting World Garden Commons (WGC) represents a community desire to…
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July 14, 2016 0

More than a party in the park: exploring and creating in World Garden Commons

It was a perfect summer evening for the Park District’s Party in the Park at Rabanus Park. Children gathered around artist Dwight Mickelson’s table to create take-home models representing a vision of natural play features in the stormwater basin. While kids were deeply engaged in the activity, volunteers took the opportunity to visit with attendees…
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July 13, 2016 0

Party in the Park – Rabanus Park

WHEN: Tuesday, July 12 TIME: 5:30-8:00 PM WHERE: Rabanus Park – site of the World Garden Commons Each Fargo Park District neighborhood park gets a special Tuesday night event to celebrate being outside, neighbors and all the fun of our beautiful Fargo parks.  In addition to the Park District’s activities and the onsite Growing Together…
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July 7, 2016 0

Design Your Space Interactive Charrette

Anyone can design their own stormwater basin. Thanks to the efforts of Minnesota State University Moorhead students, Kaitlyn Mann, Samantha Szczesny and Kevin Schwab anyone visiting The Fargo Project website can dream up their own design.  The students spent an entire semester working on an interactive design program for brainstorming the look and function of future…
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