A private householder has shared their garden site with Greening the Rubble for a year (via a licence to LiVs), before they can re-build. Site preparations began at the corner of Cranmer Square and Chester Street in late April 2013 and are now delayed for a at least a few weeks by adjacent pumping station works.
Volunteers from the staff of Ibis Hotel (Accor Group) plus some visiting students, cleared weeds, pruned overgrown shrubs and shifted a trailer-load of debris, to get started on this ‘three-dimensional garden’ project. Ellerslie Show prize-winner Paul Roper-Gee (from BECA) is helping with landscape design, and GtR’s Jonathan Hall has converted a garden shed donated by Brian Wearing (photo below right, taken at our yard).
The Christchurch Botanic gardens have provided two green roof structures that were displaced by their Information Centre building project, and a fourth proposed green roof structure here has won a Transitional City grant for project partners Sustainable Habitat Challenge (SHAC). Construction starts on-site as soon as we have road access.
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