Ferguson Farm | Ferguson, Missouri
Earth Dance Organic Farm School
Stormwater Management, Rainwater Strategy, Permaculture Planning
Consilium Design, in partnership with Real Earth Design, is honored to be a part of the renovation of Earth Dance Organic Farm School. As an ever-growing peri-urban agriculture organization, Earth Dance Organic Farm School requires a greater capacity for accommodating people. The popularity of the Farm School has increased, as well as their ability to host larger events, offer after school programs, field trips and other community programs.
Car parking volume is an integral part of the improvement plan. Through our design, new parking areas are integrated into the ecological function of the farm watershed, in addition to the social capacity that allows for more inclusive, on-site parking.
Roads, fields and buildings that were once subject to flooding from storm water runoff are now part of an extensive rain garden that absorbs, channels and utilizes the flow for potable uses such as irrigation.