Nurturing growth of plants and community connections, the greenhouse in the park is a place for people to gather and to learn about food security.
The living wall, buffering the park from the street, is comprised of sections containing plants and pollinators. It is a home to wild and honey bees alike. In the warmer season, the park will be used as the site for a local farmers market where food from the greenhouse will be sold alongside local crafters’ goods.
The greenhouse uses hydroponic planting as a way to maximize growing space. The lobby area doubles as a juice bar where drinks made from the plants grown in the facilities are prepared and items are sold. The upper mezzanine area is an educational space with a community kitchen and a traditional classroom space. The roof of the building is used as a community garden. People purchase plots and can grow their own food in raised beds next to a small greenhouse for growing seedlings and rain barrels for rainwater collection. The space is a place to facilitate the knowledge and practice of food production.