In 2006, ORE worked pro-bono with members from a low-income neighborhood in the East-Village of Manhattan to design and construct a sustainably-built community park. Hearty Kiwis and Wisteria growing over stainless steel arbors and wood provide shade for paths and paved surfaces, while harvested rainwater circulates to simultaneously cool people and nourish plants. Volunteers showed up at 5th Street Slope to help dig fence-posts, pour foundations, and plant, quickly transforming a vacant dirt lot into an urban oasis.

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Client: GrowNYC, Fifth Street Slope Children’s Garden
Program: Community Garden
Location: New York, NY
Area: 2,000 sf
Status: Completed 2006