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"l'altra scuola" garden
"l'altra scuola" garden
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Viale della Resistenza c/o Rigenera, Palo Del Colle, BA, IT
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Beverly Nelson John Ubele
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"l'altra scuola" garden

Project Type

Urban, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

A one meter high earth pile in a forgotten urban garden turns in a fantastic adventure hill for childern to discover the power of elements and the the changing of the seasons. Stones store and reflect heat, and create moisture at night, soil has to be repeared and to get moist to remain smelling and crumbly, the sun comes over every day and make all the plants vibrate differently and lets the seeds express their nature, plants are teaming and celebrating the meeting between earth and sky, water sustains all the processes while flowing continuosly from one state to another.

Project Description

The design and implementation of this project has been driven by the direct observation of children during all the processes and the works on the site. All the time after homework during one month has been spent to discover, experiment, question, play, dig, build, water, plant. Here a (not exhaustive) list of features enclosed in this microsite:
* a self build drip irrigation system with bottles, old pipes and chewing-gum as insulating rubber;
* soil conditioning with garden fork and rootcrops, lasagna bed, mulch mowed on site;
* walkway with tree logs to not distrub the "soil party" under the mulch;
* a rock, gravel and wood mulch filled ditch around the hill which flows into an artificial pond to collect and retain water near the site and support local fauna;
* stone piles on the top for heat storage and moisture creation, teaming with prickly pear and fig tree;


design sketch

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cob and stone wall

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water drip irrigation

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soil conditioning action

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Urban School Demonstration Educational
Giuseppe Birardi - Admin
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Ignazio Schettini - Team member Marilena Cassano - Team member

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