Net Zero Townhouses

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Net Zero Townhouses

The foodscaping will bring together a variety of annual and perennial fruits, vegetables and edible flowers in a manner such that all plants onsite serve a variety of functions. Each plant variety has been specially selected for the microclimates found within their designated growing zone. The enclosed foodscaping proposal strives to create a strong sense of community by engaging and bringing people together in an inviting space to celebrate a highly productive, attractive and interactive edible landscape.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Date:  N/A

Size:  8,000 sq/ft

Focus:  Foodscape

Plan

1. Laneway Planter - A low maintenance combination of culinary herbs, edible flowers and seasonal produce. 

2a. Balconies - Composed of low planters to make use of the southern exposure at the base of the railing while the trellis wall will maximize vertical growth space.

2b. Balconies - A variety of seasonal veggies, which benefit from the support of the glass guard along the north side.

3a. Boundaries - A living separation mechanism between the properties while offering fruits and vegetables throughout the season. Fruit trees will form, the upper portion of the divider while a variety of berries and ground crops will create the lower section boundary. 

3b. Boundaries - Living separation mechanism for the north side of the property. Soury cherry, Gooseberries and Raspberries.

4a. Planter Boxes - These beds will be some of the most productive and will benefit from ensuring shorter plants are on the south side of the planter with taller climbing varieties trellised along the north end of the bed, but the staircase wall. 

4b. Subterranean Planter Bed - These beds will provide opportunities for a fresh salad bar for large duration of the summer months. A variety of leafy greens will thrive in this partially shaded area. 

5. Sideyard - The west side of the property is well suited for a year-round salad bar. A variety of greens will ensure that residents have access to fresh greens every day of the year. 

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Zone 1 - Laneway Planter

A low maintenance combination of culinary herbs, edible flowers and seasonal produce. The high heat and extensive sunlight in this location is ideal for a wide variety of culinary herbs and seasonal vegetables. 

 

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Zone 2a - Balconies

This segment of the garden will be composed of a low planter to make use of the southern exposure at the base of the railing while the trellis wall will maximize vertical growth space while adding a nice enclave retreat space for summertime evenings. This sheltered and will lit area of the complex makes it well suited to a variety of sun-loving climbed plants. Manual watering will be important for this area. 

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Zone 2b - Balconies 

A variety of seasonal veggies will benefit from the support of the glass guard along the north side of the balcony and can be cleared of all vegetation during winter time. Irrigation could be a challenge in this spot, if there is no automated system, a variety of drought tolerant perennials would be better suited to this location. 

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Zone 3a - Boundaries

This perennial section of the landscape will act as a living separation mechanism between the properties while offering fruits and vegetables throughout the season. The fruit trees will form the upper portion of the divider and can be trained in an espalier formation while a variety of berries and ground crops will create the lower section boundary. 

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Zone 3b - Boundaries

The north side of the property will be challenging for most fruit trees but the suggested combination of plants below will act not only as a property boundary, but will bring fruit harvests throughout various parts of the year

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Zone 4a - Planter Boxes

These beds will be some of the most productive on sight and will benefit from ensuring shorter plants are on the south side of the planter with taller climbing varieties trellised along the north end of the bed, but the staircase wall.

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Zone 4b - Subterranean Planter Bed

These beds will provide opportunities for a fresh salad bar for a large duration of the summer months. A variety of leafy greens will thrive in this partially shaded area.

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Zone 5 - Sideyard

The west side of the property is well suited for a year-round salad bar. A variety of greens of specific varieties will ensure that residents have access to fresh greens every day of the year.