What is New American Gardening?
New American Gardening explores garden making on vacant lots and post industrial land in Granite City, Illinois. The project is part and parcel of G-CADD or the Granite City Art and Design District, and focused on the design, implementation, and stewardship of garden oriented projects and programs.
theory and practice
The Gardens at
G-CADD presents a unique opportunity to apply landscaping, gardening, and plant propagation as tools for generating ecologically productive activity on urban parcels, plots, and parking lots. Many of the gardens focus on capturing, conveying, and recycling rain and storm water, while deploying native plants to create new habitats.