Finalizing our Designs

Youth Rain Action Storyboard

Participants discussing water flow at the future garden location

Participants discussing water flow at the future garden location

Post 14: Finalizing our Designs

This week we presented our designs to Chris Ulcar, a landscape architect from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Each group took turns standing in front of the audience and talked about how we came up with our designs, what plants we used, any special features, and of course, how the water will flow through it.

Pollinator group presenting heir design

Pollinator group presenting their design

 

Natural group presenting their design

Natural group presenting their design

 

Formal group presenting their design

Formal group presenting their design

After each group presented, Chris spent some time with each group discussing what he liked about our designs, and how we could make them even better. We then had rest of the workshop to change our designs based on the feedback we got. It was hard work since we didn’t have much time, but by the end of the workshop each group had created a really cool garden!

Chris giving advice to the natural group

Chris giving advice to the natural group

 

Chris giving advice to the pollinator group

Chris giving advice to the pollinator group

 

Formal group working on finalizing their design

Formal group working on finalizing their design

Now that we have completed our designs, Chris will formalize them using computer software. Then the community will be allowed to vote for their favourite garden. To vote, click here, and select your favourite garden!

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Visit the Youth Rain Action project page to learn more or contact Emily Dutton at edutton@ecosource.ca.

The Youth Rain Action Project is led by Ecosource in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the Burnhamthorpe Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP), and Sheridan Nurseries, and is generously supported by the Government of Ontario’s Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund.