Manzanita Village Cohousing  is a community in the mountins of Arizona.
 
Challenge:
Establish a productive central commons using community resources and volunteer labor.
 
Solution:
Work with the community over a period of years to plan and install the landscape design of the core of the community, running a series of rainwater harvesting workshops where cisterns were installed, and building and planting water harvesting earthworks with native and edible plantings.

 

Project Lead: Andrew Millison
 

Manzanita Village Cohousing

Prescott, Arizona, USA

 
Publicity poster
Publicity poster

for Rainwater Harvesting workshop.

Rainwater Harvesting cistern
Rainwater Harvesting cistern
Planting the earthworks
Planting the earthworks
Plumbing the cisterns
Plumbing the cisterns
New landscape installed
New landscape installed
Publicity flyer
Publicity flyer
Manzanita Village planting plan
Manzanita Village planting plan
Manzanita Village earthworks plan
Manzanita Village earthworks plan
Installed cistern
Installed cistern