Pilot Plot is an experimental garden project focused on storm water, native plants, and public space. The project is funded by a grant from Madison County Planning and Development and the U.S. Steel Trust; in collaboration with the City of Granite City, Granite City art and Design District, Madison County Transit, Grow Native, and Sierra Club-Piasa Palisades.
GCADD and New American Gardening were fortunate to be part of the A way, Away (Listen While I Say) project commissioned by the Pulitzer Art Museum in St. Louis. The project granted 4 pallets of brick and an honorarium to realize a 100' long table in the center of Pilot Plot. New american Gardening collaborated with sculptor Paul Howe to design an build bollards using crushed brick as aggregate.
interpretive signage sketch
the levee broke
A paddle boat at 18th and State after the 1907-10? flood
looking South across State from Pilot Plot
Former building Pilot Plot
Former building Pilot Plot, 19th and State
Agriculture on Mosenthein Island or Horseshoe lake area.
the cutting edge