Brandon Pruett and Amanda Goldberg create a living facade for their client's industrial building near 14th and Folsom Street in San Francisco's Mission District.
This living facade is filled with drought tolerant California natives and contains thousands of plant starts.
The freshly planted vertical garden is already busrting with life and beginning to fill in.
Looking up from the street the industrial facade has been transformed into a lush countryside that offers a habitat for birds and bees.
Brandon leads a team of volunteers to wrap the plants in felt diapers. The root-wrapped plants are set aside and then inserted into the Florafelt System.
The rooftop was the perfect place to prepare the plants for the vertical garden.
Amanda of Planted Design hired Brandon Pruett of Living Green Design to map out the irrigation system that includes copper drain trays that directs runoff to landscape below.
Amanda Goldberg and Brandon Pruett worked together to create a dramatic design that includes a wide variety of color and interest highlighting California natives and drought tolerant species.
First a wire gird is assembled then the Florafelt Grow Strips are woven into it.
A scissor lift is used to place the root-wrapped plants according to the design grid.
This completed living facade is a landmark installation that will not only transform the neighborhood but soften the urban experience for all.