After checking out the progress of the BPA 905 Building Project during its first season, Jason King from TERRA.fluxus jumped at a chance to help Michael Brand, the Building Management Specialist at the Bonneville Power Administration when he called asking for my assistance. He wanted to add another layer to the system at the roof terraces – one that would provide some context and education for the users of the building. Using the plans, he had fabricated a number of plant identification tags – and we spent the morning placing them in the appropriate locations.
The 4th floor terrace, which is the largest of the four we vegetated, will act as the location of the tags. Plants are repeated in different configurations throughout all of the levels – so any questions should be answered, as most of the 40+ species of plants were tagged – with the exception of the 12 species of sedums. And the view was still amazing – the winter aesthetic of the terraces with bark color, texture of grasses, and the great distant vista of downtown and the west hills. Definitely worth a visit.