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Picture of Urban Asphalt Organic Garden
Constructing "green space" as well as an organic vegetable garden on asphalt for an Atlanta-based Community Outreach Non-profit organization.

Step 1: Building the Concrete Garden Box

Picture of Building the Concrete Garden Box
Step 1.  Select a spot that gets lots of daily sun.  Build out a garden box using concrete blocks 4 X 12 X 14 (on sale here in GA for 25 cents apiece!).  We used approximately 80 blocks for a raised bed garden measuring: 16 in. H x 3 ft L x 9 ft W.
 

Very inspirational, thank you.

RoBear6133 years ago
If you fill as you build the walls, you can use place the plastic between tow layers of the bricks to hold it in place. No staples amd no wood to buy/scavenge.
bahi3 years ago
Proyects like yours are very important!
You show people how to be a little bit more independent from the big companies.
Good work!
samtwig4 years ago
nice project! i wanted to ask if after a couple of years steps 1-3 need to repeat again to create the smart layers again.

nicely done!
rvaldeza4 years ago
i saw that the expert was the cammo-hat guy..... nice project...those smart layers make a lot of diference.
saludos desde mexico
scoochmaroo4 years ago
What a great project. I want to make an urban asphalt organic garden now!
greenroofer4 years ago
I like the idea that the structure can be moved in the future.
Extreme no-digging gardening!!!