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NEIGHBORHOOD RESILIENCY GARDENS (NRGs)
WEDEW + Public Art + Urban Garden + STEM
Cultivating and sustaining NRGs provides STEAM education, jobs & community disaster preparation...
LA City’s Resiliency Plan advocates creating Neighborhood Resiliency Hubs: Los Angeles is at risk for a number of natural and human-made disasters, including drought, earthquakes, fires, floods and landslides.
WEDEW (“Wood To Energy Deployable Emergency Water”) won the 2018 XPrize Grand Prize for Water Abundance: This machine (set in a shipping container) dehydrates biomass green waste (wood chips, green waste, etc.) to produce 25kWh of clean renewable energy, 300+ gallons of water a day, biochar soil enhancement, all while absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere and be carbon negative.
Neighborhood Resiliency Gardens (“NRGs”): Placing WEDEW machines in the school yards that often serve as disaster recovery locations would catalyze these hubs.
Resiliency IN A BOX: WEDEWs will be covered with resiliency themed murals that engage and educate the community. Neighborhood Resiliency Gardens are designed around these boxes and offer a community guide to develop these beautiful and vital projects.
Catalyzing community resiliency with action and education!
Proposed Neighborhood Resiliency Garden locations:
- STEAM education (“Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math”)
- a canvas for public art
- a renewable, sustainable source of potable water,
- soil enhancements and clean energy on a daily basis
- job training and economic development to maintain the machine and harvest the resources
- off-the-grid, vital resources for the entire neighborhood in a disaster!
Ask how you can help grow one soon at a school near you!
Connect with the project partners:
AltaSea: Jenny Krusoe, Robin Aube (assembly site, STEM community open house)
Beautify Earth: Evan Meyer and Ruben Rojas (murals)
Community Healing Garden: Nicole Landers (urban farm, student STEM ed)
Skysource: Laura Doss Hertz and David Hertz (WEDEW, Resiliency Lab)
Unycyn Civic Arts: Cynthia Hirschhorn (flowproject.la – project management)
Thanks to our presentation team:
Video: Alex Budman and Nicole Hirschhorn
Images: Coleman Butts and Nicole Kunz
Renderings: Willem Swart, David Hertz, Studio of Environmental Architecture
Website: Cynthia Hirschhorn and Jojo Valdez
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