The new site is here... 

http://www.madisontrafficgarden.org/

 

The inspiration to create Madison Traffic Garden began in May of 2012 after watching the video below.  We have formed a non-profit in Wisconsin. 

Self-Reliance Grows in the Utrecht Traffic Garden by Streetfilms 

http://vimeo.com/31545084

 

Madison Traffic Garden Corp. creates resilient communities by facilitating interactive and diverse public spaces.

Madison Traffic Garden Corp.

  • Promotes sustainable and environmental practices.
  • Partners with public and private institutions and communities.
  • Provides healthy and friendly opportunities for community building among multiple cultures, ages and individuals.
  • Facilitates public spaces where people can connect through activity based interactions.   

 

Our goal is to create a permanent space where we can build things, solve problems in our neighborhoods, build community and have fun. We want to build an activity based recreational environment.    

  Traffic safety started this whole thing and still is at the heart of this company. Traffic gardens cost money to operate and do not make money. We do not want to rely on funding for operating our park. We are developing a whole ecosystem that makes sense financially to support one. Fred Kent from Project for Public Spaces came to speak at Monona Terrrace last year. He articulated general public space making brilliantly. This year we are speaking at the event about our project. Yay!

 Thank you for your patience. We are always accepting positive energy and/or prayers during this scary yet exciting process.  The Madison community has been amazing so far. Thank you!