Here is a visual of the Urban Homestead layout, below you will find a written description!
Gardens Of Growth loves to have the opportunity to showcase our passions. We have been intentional about being an urban based company sense our inception in 2003. This “Urban Homestead” allows us the opportunity to show how a homeowner can use green initiatives within the urban environment. The garden is a full scale model of an actual city lot…the perfect example of “whole lot living”, transforming an entire urban space into a green-living sanctuary! The home is created with old shipping containers that have been recycled into a house. There are many configurations that can be used with these cubes to achieve different spatial requirements. They are unique because they can stand alone structurally and can cantilever a substantial distance. The other unique features within the space include a goat and chicken enclosure, composting opportunities, raised bed gardens, zero offsite water emissions, native plantings, permeable pavers, solar panels, recycle asphalt paths, and intentional orientation for sun/shade characteristics. We will be hosting educational talks through the week on all of these topics and would love your involvement. Come out and see how you could implement one simple idea on your property to improve your footprint!
Below you will find a quick overview of our speaker descriptions and topics, to see the full daily line-up, click here!
Leslie White, of Fall Creek Watershed Partnership (Soil & Water Conservation Districts of Hamilton, Hancock, Madison and Marion Counties) will present on water conservation and native plantings to intercept, filter and recharge ground water.
Amy Mullen, Lead Designer and Urban Farmgirl at Spotts Garden Service, will be in the exhibit, discussing organic food production in the home garden and answering questions.
Andy Cochran, of Circle City Rain Barrels will present on the 5 W’s of a rain barrel: who, what, where, why, when…..and how. Plus, Water Cycle: discussion about larger scale water catchment systems to subsidize huge amounts of water for residential, industrial, commercial, and agricultural applications.
Andrew Brake, of Agrarian: Urban Homesteading and Supply Store, will be in the UH exhibit, sharing everything you need to know to get started with your own backyard chicken flock.