Harrowgate Park: Nature Based Solutions to Curb Illegal Dumping
In 2021 I was the receipient of the Temple University Graduate Research Award Sustainability Program (GRASP). The program advances the university's goal of expanding sustainability research by providing funding to a graduate student research project focused on sustainability. I applied for and received this grant to explore nature-based solutions to illegal dumping in Harrowgate Park in collaboration with Kyle Hearing, adjunct faculty in Planning and Community Development, and Allyson Church, a colleague in the MLArch program.
Building off of my existing relationship with Harrowgate Park and nearby residents from the Trust Project. I applied for and received the grant and collaborated with pro-bono landscape architects from Nelson Byrd Woltz who provided a planting plan and procured plants for the southwest corner of the park. Our goal was to see if by creating a corner woodland garden we could curb the illegal dumping that was so common on that corner.
Please enjoy the video below and for the complete report, you can click here.