SN Plants 20 Trees in Waterboxxes at Area Bus Stops on March 11
SN and area residents planted 20 trees using a new device, called a Waterboxx, at nine bus stops on Burnet Rd and Anderson Ln on March 11.
The waterboxxes, half of which were contributed by CapMetro and half by donations from residents, are donut shaped and fit around seedlings, protecting them and slowly emitting water. The waterboxxes collect heat during the day to condense water at night, and then do the reverse during the day. In theory, this principle plus rain collection allows them to self-irrigate the trees. After one year, they are removed and can be reused.
Sam We Can!
Watch our tragicomedy about the journey of a little girl along Anderson Ln, in search of a playground. Sam's quest is for all the people who already live on Anderson, and who will in the future.
Watch our video explaining mixed use, the value of open space, and the gap that must be overcome to achieve pedestrian-friendliness in areas zoned for mixed use in North Central Austin.
SN's vision is to have new development implemented in North Central Austin in a way that is sustainable and neighborhood-friendly. (Click here to read full vision statement)