Green Infrastructure Demonstration Gardens

Client: Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum

Project Date: 2009 - 2012

  • 2011 Mississippi ASLA Merit Award: Community Service
  • 2012 Mississippi ASLA Merit Award: Community Service
  • 2013 National ASLA Award of Excellence: Student Collaboration in Community Service
  • 2015 Region 4 Rain Catcher Award: Neighborhood/Community Category

Budget: $40,000

MSU Department of Art: Graphic Design

In four phases, the site for the Heritage Museum was transformed into a regional stormwater demonstration garden. Kiosks throughout the site explain the various technologies on display including a rain garden, sand filter, cistern and green roof. The museum offers special programs for scouts and school children to learn about the environment through the gardens. The project has redefined the mission for the volunteer run museum and expanded their programs, membership, and visitations.