Stone Soup Gardens is partnering with Urban Systems Design, King County Waste Water Treatment, Seattle Public Utilities, and Dirt Corp to install two cisterns and a raingarden in an educational community build at Carleton Grocery in Georgetown.
Through evening classes and field experience, Stone Soup Gardens is teaching students design and installation techniques as part of the weekly curriculum for Dirt Corps' Sustainable Landscaper Training Program. This project will serve as an example for the students, as well as the Georgetown Community, about the critical importance of storm water management and its relationship to the Duwamish River.
For more information, or to follow along with our progress on the project, check out the DIRT Corp Facebook page!
This cute little bungalow needed a facelift for their fence. The backyard is such a sweet little retreat, and our client wanted to accentuate that, without hurting her existing mature plants. Our carpenter, Trevor Madsen, went to work and created this lovely stained picket fence! It is a wonderful addition to the home, and creates a quiet sunny space for the backyard garden.
Project overhauls are often some of the most fun and challenging to do. This Columbia City home owner was looking for a modern update on their existing back deck.
The homeowner was looking to capitalize on the cistern rebate which they were eligible for through the Rainwise Program, and opted to install a cistern next to the house. They also asked for a raised bed to be incorporated into the design, to provide them a bit of growing space which could be accessible from the deck.
Our designer, Aaron Buchholz, went to work and came up with a cedar deck with an L-shaped raised bed, new stairs into the home, and of course the pergola! The design also included an elevated base for the cistern, along with an arbor duct which runs from the guttering on both sides of the house, directly into the cistern. Once the design was approved by our client, our team went to work!
Thanks to our carpenter extraordinaire, Trevor Madsen, along with the rest of our fabulous crew, we completed the deck, the staining, and the details despite the weather challenges. The result was this lovely pergola which will provide a patch of shade in the summer, a cistern which will collect the rainwater for the garden while helping with storm water overflow, and a deck that will be a wonderful gathering spot for the family for years to come.
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