Japanese Alley Garden

  • Location
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The Problem

I've lived in Japan long ago during college. My daughter is now studying the Japanese language at college. Together, we will travel to Japan this summer for the first time and focus on gardens, plants, simplicity and mindfulness. Upon our return, we want to create our own beautiful space in our back alley and share our new learning with those traveling through the alley and with our neighbors.

Our Plan

We will attempt to copy a design from Japan. Using plants appropriate for Minnesota we will decorate our back alley space. Currently the alley area is a mess with nothing but weeds and overgrown, old plants. We hope our special garden will stop people in their tracks so they too can enjoy a quiet, mindful moment of peace.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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    Peace & Safety

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