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Mosaic completed

Posted on by Surprise Highway
Filed under: Art In The Garden, Design, Build,

With the new pathway to the head-house almost completed there was a concrete wall that seemed to need something. The area was too narrow to plant so we decided to put something on the wall: a mosaic made with broken china from the Blake house with additional broken tiles from Albany High School Art Dept. and from Urban Ore, a warehouse filled with recyclable materials. Our  four  Albany High School interns from the EDSET (Environmental Design, Science  Engineering and Technology) program helped by designing and building along with other volunteers from the garden. The result: a stream of bird, butterflies, flowers and people edges the path that crosses the creek.



Charette for new handicap ramp

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Filed under: Education, Design, Build,
Students from the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Department from U.C. Berkeley came to the garden for a charrette, a design workshop, to design the new handicap ramp area. The design is currently being created with all the input that came from the charrette along with other comments from students familiar with the site but unable to attend the on-site design workshop. [nggallery id=216]

Sculpture in Redwood Grove

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Filed under: Art In The Garden,

Area artist Keiko Nelson has installed a temporary sculpture in the reflective pool in the redwood grove entitled "Inner Landscape".

Sculpture by Keiko Nelson

Sculpture by Keiko Nelson