The Crack Garden took a giant concrete slab that served as a central gathering area and created a series of cracks filled with different plants. The project reinvigorates the area by creating permeable space for plants to grow.
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The original site was simply an area of poured concrete that retained excess heat in the summer and increased water runoff to the surrounding area.
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The homeowners took a jackhammer to the concrete, creating cracks that serve as a place for future plantings.
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The finished cracks extended all the way to the dirt below, turning an impermeable slab into permeable space.
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The result is a garden full of herbs, vegetables, flowers. Even rogue weeds have been kept for their aesthetic value.
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The cracks turn a barren, lifeless space into one that provides food for homeowners and a pleasant space for relaxing. From certain vantage points the lines of plantings stack up to present a more densely planted experience.
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Even though the cracks reduce the amount of open space, the resulting environment leaves plenty of room for playing and socializing.
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