July 2, 2012
Following 2 years of planning & construction, the Blue Moon Garden, next to the Tucson House is beginning to take root.
Built by the City of Tucson with grant funding, the public garden is a catalyst garden, created to further the Oracle Area Revitalization Project (OARP) – an initiative by the City to improve and revitalize the neighborhood.
As the first fully-accessible community garden in Tucson, it caters to Tucson House residents, many who struggle with disabilities. Utilizing a 15,000 gallon rainwater harvesting tank and A/C condensate from a nearby building to water the plants, the garden will ultimately provide fresh produce for up to 36 families.
Original concepts for the garden were developed by University of Arizona architecture students. Norris Design’s Tucson office completed the design
, construction drawings and construction administration, as well as designed interpretive signage
that would be featured throughout the garden as an educational tool.
Read more about the project here
, in an article featured in Tucson’s Mesquite Journal, watch a video posted by the City of Tucson here
, and view more photos here