|Re: Native Plants||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Stevenson/Bitner (lilbertconcentric.net)|
|Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 16:28:48 -0600|
>I would like to know if any cohousing communities have required the use >of native plants when landscaping the shared open-spaces and/or front >and backyards. >Thanks >Jason You don't say what king of layout you have, so it's hard to give specific advice, but I always try! ;) We had a landscape plan for the front of the houses that had to be implemented before we could move in. We weren't allowed to "sell" the units(to ourselves!) without it. Since then, only the common areas are landscaped by committee. But since we really did most of it before move-in, there aren't many decisions to be made. However, the few decisions we have had have been very divisive. I would not in any way recommend that you try to control what people do in their private/semi-private space. We haven't had any trouble with most of what people have decided to do, and people MUST have "ownership" in order to take care of something properly. If it is imposed from above, all the plants will die anyway. Requiring native plants sounds like a fight waiting to happen, but if everyone is in agreement, you can accomplish anything you like. Myself, I'd resent being told what to plant in my backyard. Liz Stevenson Southside Park Cohousing Sacramento, CA
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