Greenscaped Buildings, a good customer and green building guru in San Diego, is in the news again. Their local CBS affiliate did a segment on the edible wall he planted at his facility last March (view here). It has several good views of his VGM edible garden, but also shows a row of VGM ready for planting (the Urban Core project, I believe).
The Pizzeria Mozza project (you can see the VGM growing in during the video) is now scheduled to be installed at the end of February. They’ve told us that the plants are getting nice and full, just the way the client wants them.
We’ve also just received an order for a fantastic VGM living wall designed by Rios Clementi Hale in Los Angeles. The project, a private residence in Beverly Hills, will be installed by James H. Cowan & Associates of Malibu. The design uses the VGM integrated into a fountain wall, over a fountain basin with planter islands. We’re hoping that we’ll be able to show you images once this truly fabulous project is installed.
Several people who saw the last post were interested in seeing more of the VertiGreen™ Hybrid. We’ll be officially releasing the marketing pieces and putting up the webpage next week, but here are a few images of the first units.
The first look – VertiGreen Hybrid 48×48, 10″ module shown
This view shows the panel with the VGM™ plant growing module installed. The module would planted on its back (either with or without the panel), and turned vertical after a month or two. The vines & climbers will only take a few months to cover a panel. By having the module installed in each trellis panel, there is virtually no limit to the height to which a trellis wall can be planted. We’ll be integrating an irrigation system into the framework which will allow for simple, low hassle maintenance. While a monolithic planting will make a beautiful living wall, imagine what can be done with varying bloom patterns, colors, and foliage colors!
For those that may be attending the New England Grows show Feb 3- 5 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center-
In addition to our existing products for putting landscapes in, on and around buildings, you’ll have the chance to see our newest living wall product, the VertiGreen™ Hybrid pre-grown trellis system. The hybrid allows us to create commercial-grade living walls at half the cost. You may have seen our post last month regarding the patent application finally going in – this will be your first chance to see the product in person.
Our regional sales representative, Brian Mitalo, will be at the show, and he’ll also have copies of our new 80-page complete catalog, “Between Landscape & Architecture”. You can find him in the booth of our local distributor, Bisco Irrigation – #2423. Bisco has been a great support in the area, and we appreciate the space they are providing us!
Simple analysis of our website traffic statistics reveals which of those 2,000-plus products you read, researched, and generally clicked on most during 2009.
We’ve garnered a lot of good press for the developments in the living wall business thus far, but the BuildingGreen.com rankings showed that it’s not just the media that are interested. While we’d be flattered to think that this is entirely due to our great products (and really good press releases), clearly the architectural and design community is very interested in living wall systems! We’ll see if the attention continues to build in 2010.
Greenscaped Buildings, our partner that is installing, among other things, edible living walls at Mario Batali’s Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles and another at Urban Core, a non-profit in San Diego, passed along this link to a San Diego foodie blog.
The previous two posts about San Jose featured applications of Tournesol Siteworks pots and planters used to green the streets of Downtown. This post features one of the city’s most interesting experiments – widening the sidewalks. Continue reading The Greening of San Jose, Part 3→
The City of San Jose has put over 300 planters in its downtown district during the past year, and nearly all of them have been manufactured by Tournesol Siteworks. The previous post showed the most recent installation of custom Urban Collection and Wilshire Box hanging planters. This post highlights previous work done in the same downtown area. Continue reading The Greening of San Jose, Part 2→
The City of San Jose, CA, has made amazing strides in greening their downtown this year, and Tournesol Siteworks has been fortunate to provide pots and irrigation for most of the work. Continue reading The Greening of San Jose, CA→