Month: November 2016

Sharing Our Basin Research

The World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park is more than a place for gathering; it’s also an ecological classroom. Researchers use the re-imagined stormwater basin to test hypotheses and compile observations. The data gathered will help artists, engineers, ecologists and landscape architects design better future projects in Fargo and beyond. This fulfills one of The…
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November 21, 2016 0

Construction of A Meandering Channel

One of the goals of retrofitting the World Garden Commons basin is to get the stormwater runoff to spread across the basin bottom and increase infiltration and filtration by the vegetation. This can be accomplished by one or more of the following methods: remove the concrete channel and replace it with vegetation or stone; deflect…
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November 17, 2016 0

Back to Nature: A Stormwater Basin’s Story

The City of Fargo is doing something few in the country have ever tried: it’s designing a community commons by reintroducing natural features to a simple, engineered and barren stormwater basin. Built in the 1980s, the stormwater basin located at Rabanus Park was designed with a single purpose of flood control. It is one of…
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November 10, 2016 0

Artist Instigated Creative Placemaking

Creative Placemaking – the practice of using the arts, culture, and creativity to transform and build the character and quality of place to benefit the local community (NEA) Jackie Brookner, an ecological artist from New York, worked on The Fargo Project from 2010 until her death in 2015. In brief, Jackie’s presence and energies in…
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November 3, 2016 0