City Repair/Village Building Convergence – Portland, OR

May 2012

Need: Design and create community-driven greywater and soil solutions at four city sites.

Solution: Group conversation, design and execution of a constructed wetland to filter greywater, a mulch basin to feed laundrywater to fruit trees, a dark grey water system from a kitchen sink to a burgening foodforest (formally a driveway), a compost bin system made from an entire recycled tree, and a conversation to reinvigorate healthy engagement of a derelict alleyway.