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This Little Free Library Is Adorable Enough, Then Add a Mini Vertical Garden

Tiny Library designed by landscape architect Alec Hawley using Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters

Tiny Library designed by landscape architect Alec Hawley using Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters

Kids love their new Tiny Library in San Francisco's Inner Richmond Neighborhood. This little treasure was conceived by landscape architect, Alec Hawley and crafted by Richard Walker. Florafelt Vertical Garden 4-Pocket Planters create little living walls on each side.

Tiny Library designed by landscape architect Alec Hawley using Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters
Tiny Library designed by landscape architect Alec Hawley using Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters

The project was a community led effort to improve our neighborhood and make space for our youngest and most curious residents. It not only serves as a Little Free Library, but also as a teaching tool and a sensory and edible garden for the entire Inner Richmond neighborhood.

Design Concept Sketch for the Inner Richmond Tiny Library by Alec Hawley

Design Concept Sketch for the Inner Richmond Tiny Library by Alec Hawley

It would not have been nearly as unique or feel as warm without the Florafelt pockets and plants.
— Alec Hawley, landscape architect
Tiny Library designed by landscape architect Alec Hawley using Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters

This library is the culmination of eight months of discussion, design & effort by the Peter’s Place Nursery School Parents and Teachers. Design by landscape architect, Alec Hawley. Fabrication by Richard Walker. Living walls created with Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters.

The tiny library is located at 227 Balboa St., San Francisco, CA.

Tiny Library designed by landscape architect Alec Hawley using Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters

Tiny Library designed by landscape architect Alec Hawley using Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters

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Yoobi Los Angeles adds a Breath of Fresh Air to their Headquarters with a Vertical Garden by Tucker Warner Design Build

Florafelt Vertical Garden for Yoobi Los Angeles by Tucker Warner Design Build

Florafelt Vertical Garden for Yoobi Los Angeles by Tucker Warner Design Build

A luscious green plant wall at Yoobi headquarters cleans the air while it adds oxygen. This custom Florafelt vertical garden created by Tucker Warner recirculates water from a storage tank at the base that is cleverly hidden with a beautiful enclosure of reclaimed wood.

Tucker Warner, CSBA, LEED GA, FE - Design - Build - Consult
Contact: 802-355-2459 - tuckerhwarner@gmail.com

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Architect Marika Shiori-Clark's Living Wall Bursts With Life for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.

Hingetown is coming to life with Cleveland's largest living wall taking center stage. Architect Marika Shiroi-Clark envisioned this neighborhood's transformation by developing core buildings to build vibrant public spaces to the once-desolate neighborhood. The vertical garden creates an iconic destination that softens the once industrial area.

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.

Marika made the green wall experience using Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters with the help from public watershed incentives and community volunteers. The Florafelt system is easy and affordable enough for everyone to get involved. The ongoing love and care the wall receives makes it the beauty it is today.

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Architect Marika-Shiori Clark for Cleveland's Hingetown Neighborhood.

See how it was constructed here: Urban Renewal Grows in Cleveland

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A Tropical Reception

Nathan Brown of The Turf Jockeys in Eaton Rapids, Michigan used Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters to build a beautiful living wall for his clients reception area.

"Florafelt has changed the way we inspire spaces vertically.  Florafelt is extremely user friendly, adapts to almost every build out situations and most of all it's simple.  Everyone at Florafelt is very helpful and passionate about what they do and what we as designers are creating."

"The pocket style design allows for quick installation as well as replacement should one want to change out different plants."

Florafelt Root Wrapped plants are added to the pockets to quickly create a custom design.

Nathan also created an exciting and dynamic 264 plant wall install at Lakeside Fire and Grill.

Nathan Brown. The Turf Jockeys. Lakeside Fire and Grill. Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Florafelt Pocket System.

Nathan Brown. The Turf Jockeys. Lakeside Fire and Grill. Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Florafelt Pocket System.

Because water flows through the Florafelt supportive growing medium roots are just happier. Air also moves into the system which creates an ecosystem that plants can thrive in. This also means it's crucial to provide a gutter at the base of the wall to drain water away.

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Nathan explains, "The Florafelt system is easy enough to use that my 11 and 14 year old could wrap plants and install them. Even my kids wanted to help! They kept singing that jingle, "Hot pocket", only it was "plant pocket"

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Ian Nunez, a foreman at Turf Jockeys shows the ease and efficiency of the Florafelt system which lets his creativity soar.  He shows us how he uses wood spacers mounted to the wall to create an air gap that keeps the building's structure dry. Rigid plywood is added as a support structure. He then applies a layer of rubber pond liner that keeps water in the plant wall. Rubber flexes to waterproof around the deck screw attachments.

"The three walls we have installed this far are doing very well."

"The 5 sided wall at Lakeside Fire and Grill in Mason has 10 of the Nuvo metal halides shining on it.  The track lighting system was a real treat though!  The wall really looks awesome with the full spectrum grow lights on."

"We even began to switch out some plants in our first installation because they saw other plants installed in the other walls with different colors.  It was very easily to accommodate their request due to your pocket system.  The root wrappers are the way to go."

"Florafelt will definitely help to inspire people in Michigan. You can call me a Florafelt Fanatic!"

Nathan Brown The Turf Jockeys

Nathan Brown
The Turf Jockeys
Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Nbrown@theturfjockeys.com

"I really enjoy working with your product!  Great invention Chris!"

 


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Landscape architect Alec Hawley explores a dynamic collection of succulents for his own backyard living wall using the Florafelt Pro Vertical Garden System.

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Alec experimented with a wide variety of succulent species to identify the most successful for the environment.

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A year after planting, nearly all have thrived and a sweeping expanse of color and texture creates a dynamic and exciting landscape element.

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A wide variety of species are artfully mixed together create delightful experience.

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The succulent garden is the focal point of the yard and provides a backdrop to the children's play area. It's an inspiring place to discover and learn.

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