Vert: Community Vertical Gardens:

The future!



As a team project, we developed a beautification project for a bay area community, Spartan Keys in San Jose. Our focus was to implement a simple garden solution that would answer to a current devastating problem of run down alleyways. As a result this has caused diminished aesthetics, which has attracted violent crime activity and illegal settlements. Through our methodologies and empathic design sensitivity, we were able to capture the locals vision and develop a functional vertical wall garden. This resolved both the aesthetics and safety, which resulted in a more welcoming environment. 


Vert is a self-sustaining solar powered garden, intended to bring communities closer together through the use of locally-gathered materials, with simple assembly and urban gardening practices. These implementations  can be achieved through the power of community based volunteering, youth programs, educational organizations, healthy food advocates, and local business.


Taylor lane | Wes Kinkpof | Hassib…

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