Month: June 2018

Advancing One Water Through Arts & Culture a report written by the US Water Alliance

Advancing One Water through Arts & Culture

This month, the US Water Alliance released its newest publication, Advancing One Water Through Arts and Culture: A Blueprint for Action. In partnership with ArtPlace America, this action-oriented blueprint presents a framework outlining how water sector leaders and artists alike can engage in cross-sector collaboration to advance common goals. The report features World Garden Commons at…
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June 29, 2018 0
Children funnel into the basin along the trails - Brian Reinerts, 2018

Kids, Walkers Take Advantage of Basin Trails

This spring, the YMCA daycare and local business take full advantage of World Garden Commons, exploring the trails, and play along the listening garden. Brian Reinarts, a landscape architect at Land Elements, has been working on the design on the site for over 4 years. Today he lead a construction meeting at the site and…
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June 14, 2018 2
Natural Play construction - log spiral concrete base

Construction Update June 2018

We’re excited to share that construction of the community-designed World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park is nearing completion. Gast Construction and subcontractors are working on the final details, which include raised trails, a boardwalk, the basin overlook and natural play features, including the “spiral log” concept designed by Westside Elementary fifth graders. This final stage of construction…
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June 4, 2018 1
Resilience for All: Striving for Equity Through Community Driven Design, by Barbara Brown Wilson published by Island Press

Resilience for All

Community-driven design projects in underserved neighborhoods can not only change the built world, but also provide opportunities for residents to build their own capacities. A new book by Barbara Brown Wilson, Resilience for All: Striving for Equity Through Community-Driven Design, features the World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park, the pilot site of The Fargo Project…
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June 1, 2018 0