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RECIPE: EASY PLANTERS For a pop-up demonstration project, try this easy recipe for creating planters: ɖɖPurchase wooden boxes from your local supplier or a hardware / craft store. ɖɖDecorate boxes or brand with spray painted partner logos as desired. ɖɖBorrow or purchase medium size plants. ɖɖDrop plants right into planter box. For larger boxes, create a “false bottom” to allow small / medium plants to be as visible as possible. ɖɖPlace planters in desired location. See the Barrier Elements section on page 27 for more details on placement within specific project type.

Top: Locally-made wooden crates in Burlington, VT (Street Plans); Bottom: store bought crates used to define the edge of a curb extension in Portsmouth, NH (Street Plans).

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Tactical Urbanist's Guide to Materials and Design v.1.0  

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