Living Water Garden Design Principles
Living water projects elegantly solve multiple problems using nature as a model. They are unique to their culture and geography, but do share certain characteristics. A living water project:
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Keepers of the Waters Process
The process outlined below is a guide, based on our experience. But you will know best what will work in your community. So feel free to rearrange the order and come up with other steps. And let us know you successes!
Before you start
It is also important to develop your relationships within the group. That means getting to know each other very well, sitting around and telling your life stories to each other. The better your relationships among each other, the further you can go. Talk honestly about what you want from the project, what you hope to learn or get. Know your strengths and weaknesses so that you can call on each other as needed.
1. Research local water issues
2. Envision the project
3. Choose a site
4. Develop partnerships
5. Feasibility Study
6. Organize community support
7. Create design team
8. Organize a community workshop and design charrette