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We've saved a green space from becoming a parking lot disaster... now we need your help to turn it into an inspiring community garden!!

We're head over heels in love with an empty lot connected to our current design studio in an industrial section of Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  We've been staring through the fence and dreaming about the possibilities of what the space could become since we moved in two months ago - visualizing an inspiring experiential community garden focused on sustainability, food production, urban living, and art.  It's rare that you come across an undeveloped green space in New York City, so we've been totally freaking out about the plot's unrealized potential.  Unable to secure the funds we needed to move forward we didn't know what to do, until the day came that someone offered the landlord a deal to cover the land with concrete and turn it into a parking lot.  At that moment our decision was made for us... we couldn't let this space become another concrete eyesore.  We couldn't bear the thought of walking by it every day full of cars and garbage and oil.  The land was crying out to us, craving community, begging us not to let it become a wasteland.  WE HAD TO SAVE THE LOT! 

We've signed the lease, the deal is done and now it's time for the transformation of design.plot to begin.  With your help, design.plot will become an oasis that inspires creativity and dashes the line between art and nature.  Upon the completion of these initial structural elements the space will used to produce food to be shared and given away to the community. Design.plot will be open to the community for farming workshops, film screenings, art exhibitions, and pure enjoyment.  We're working against Old Man Winter's clock so we need to hustle to get everything done before the first frost.

This is where you come in...we need the funds to redevelop and restructure the land.  Your donation will help cover costs of materials, plants, dirt, equipment and permits($$$) necessary for the execution of the following projects:

  • regrading the land to form a "lounging" hill with built in living furniture (there aren't enough hills in Greenpoint for people to enjoy!)
  • planting trees to create a mini forest-like atmosphere (for people and birds to enjoy!)
  • building sculptural geodesic greenhouses for winter food production
  • building planting beds in preparation for spring 2012
  • creating a bird house village installation 
  • developing vertical garden structures

beyond holding a special place in our hearts, your donations will get you these rad things!!!

pledge $10 or more:

and "you rule" printed by cleanwash letterpress will be sent to your house and we'll name a plant after you!!

pledge $25 or more:

and you get all this!!  the "you rule" mouth, custom print, seed bomb, and a plant will be named after you!

please add $3 for shipping to canada and $8 for international shipping

pledge $50 or more:

and we'll send you this cute vintage teacup planter kit!  we'll also name a plant after you and send you the mouth and custom print. 

please add $3 for shipping to canada and $8 for international shipping

pledge $75 or more:

and you get a mason jar light, a plant named after you, the seed bomb, print and the mouth!!

please add $3 for shipping to canada and $8 for international shipping

pledge $150 or more:

pick your favorite 23"x36" mat from domestic construction's grounded series http://domesticconstruction.bigcartel.com/  you'll also get the mouth, print, seed bomb and a plant named after you!!

please add $8 for shipping to canada and $13 for international shipping

pledge $500 or more:  

pick your favorite 46"x66" mat from domestic construction's grounded series http://domesticconstruction.bigcartel.com/  you'll also get the mason jar light, mouth, print, seed bomb and your name attached to a plant!

please add $13 for shipping to canada and $18 for international shipping

pledge $1000 or more:

you're entering the custom world!  please check out our past projects on our site to see the magic that we can make for you!  www.domestic-construction.com

feel free to contact us with any questions or just to say hello.  thank you so much for your support!  we believe that life is beautiful... it's people like you that remind us of this everyday.  

with love from brooklyn,
maureen and trish                                                                                                              www.domestic-construction.com                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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    a "you rule" letterpress mouth custom designed by domestic construction and printed by cleanwash letterpress. We'll also name one of our new plants after you!

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    to help spread the plant love in your neck of the woods we'll send you a homemade "seed bomb"... just drop it in some dirt and watch it grow! you'll also receive the "you rule" mouth and a custom print designed by domestic construction and printed by cleanwash letterpress. we're gonna name a plant after you too (all plants deserve a good name)!

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    a vintage teacup planting kit for your home garden (includes a packet of seeds and a little dirt... just don't forget to water it!) we'll also send you the "you rule" mouth, custom print... and your name will be bestowed upon one of our plants.

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    a domestic construction mason jar light with a 10 foot cord and plug. it's perfect anywhere in your house but it makes an especially great reading light! a plant will be named after you and you'll also get the mouth, print, and seed bomb.

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    a 2x3 indoor/outdoor mat from domestic construction's grounded series-- pick your favorite style! we'll also send you the mouth, print, and seed bomb. A plant will bear your name as well.

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    a 4x6 indoor/outdoor mat from domestic construction's grounded series--pick your favorite style! you also get a mason jar light, the mouth, print, seed bomb, and your name attached to a plant.

  • Pledge $1,000 or more
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    domestic construction will create a custom 3'x3' wall piece made from recycled materials for your home or business. this also includes a consultation to determine direction. and you'll receive a small mat or your choice, the gardening kit, mason jar light, mouth, print, a virtual hug, and a plant gets your name. We will also include you as an official sponsor on the design.plot website.

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    domestic construction will create a custom 6'x6' wall piece made from recycled materials for your home or business. this also includes a consultation to determine direction. we'll also send you the gardening kit, mason jar light, a small mat of your choice, the mouth, print, a virtual hug, and we will sing to the plant named after you every day while we water it. You will also be included as an official sponsor on the design.plot website.

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    your choice between a custom designed dinner experience for you and twelve guests on the lot. the evening includes decor from domestic construction and locally sourced food and wine. OR a 12'x12' wall piece made from recycled materials for your home or business. this also includes a consultation to determine direction. you'll also receive a large mat of your choice, the mason jar light, gardening kit, mouth, print, virtual hug, and we will sing to your plant twice a day! You will also be listed on the design.plot website as an official sponsor and the greenhouse will be named after you!

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