Category Archives: Sustainability
We recently visited a past project in Port Orchard, WA. This subsistence farm has been installed in phases over the last few years and we were excited to see how it was taking shape. Included in this project is a rain garden handling roof runoff, drought tolerant herb and perennial garden, native plantings, an orchard, vegetable beds, hoop houses and out buildings, as well as a covered patio and seat wall to capture the view of it all. We are pleased with all the hard work the owners have undertaken and hope you enjoy the photos.
By now, most of those living on the Kitsap Peninsula know that REI has opened the doors of their newest store in Silverdale, WA. I was honored to provide the Landscape Architecture services for this project.
Interestingly, the original building was reduced in size, allowing space for a rain garden. With all of the building’s impervious parking lot space, this rain garden will capture stormwater runoff, filtering grease and other pollutants from entering our groundwater supply. This, coupled with interesting drought tolerant plantings form a great forward-thinking precedent for other big box retailers.
Many thanks to FPH Construction for bringing me on board!