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January 1, 2016

Unity Park

By: Jeremy Kranowitz

1907 CAROLINE AVE; 46218

A community teaching garden where native plants and community garden beds combine to serve as a gathering space for education and celebration in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood.


VISION FOR THE SPACE

Long time project partner, Felege Hiywot Center, wanted to take an underutilized lot adjacent to a city park and create a teaching garden and native ecosystem to be utilized both by the Center and community at large. The park has three main goals, serve as a teaching center from community members, a gathering space for community celebrations, and reclaiming an underutilized lot for native plants and wildlife.


IMPORTANCE OF THE PROJECT

This project will work to accomplish many things:


THE DESIGN PROCESS

Youth leaders from the Felege Hiywot Center engaged community members throughout the Martindale-Brightwood area. KIB has hired the design firm W/Purpose to assist the youth in the visioning process to help make their vision a reality. Utilizing the  research done by the youth, as well as community design meetings, W/Purpose completed design for the space that balances all the elements important to all involved.

Completed Design

WORK STATUS

The work is complete. Come check out the greenspace!

Connecting people to nature, creating vibrant places rooted in community and building lasting value by working together. Committed to creating vibrant places and communities, IPL Project GreenSpace is a grassroots effort that transforms vacant lots and underused spaces into natural, beautiful, and functional pocket parks and greenspaces for neighborhoods.


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Categories: AES Indiana Project Greenspace