Thursday, May 29, 2008
Urbanite= reused concrete
We need to create walkways around the buildings. Dirt paths are, well, dirty. Crushed rock or mulch are hard to deal with in the winter. Natural stone is cost-prohibitive. Concrete sidewalks are resource-intensive. But what if we could reuse pieces of old concrete sidewalks and bed them in sand like stone pavers? After finding a pile of concrete somebody had dumped along one of my running trails (it pays to be a trail runner!), I decided to find out. So I brought back two pickup loads of concrete chunks and two more of sand, then landscaped the front entry of our house to see how the "Urbanite" would look...we like it, what do you think?