Alas is an organization that creates viable and efficient solutions to solve different environmental and urban problems in Mexico City, the surrounding towns, and villages.
To create a more visible presence to the public a sign was needed to help steer people towards the community garden. This signage had to be easy to instal, preferably integrated with plants, and be seen from across the street where bus station is located.
After some studies and research a material was found that could be easily cut and molded into any shape. Polycarbonate is a white plastic material that is easy to clean and in large proportions can have a visual impact for passersby and vehicle passengers.
The largest available polycarbonate sheets were purchased an d then put together. Each combined sheet spelled out a letter that was part of the community garden’s name. Within each letter special slits were made to allow for planter cups to be integrated with plants. The planter cups had deep enough space for soil to hold medium sized plants. These plants are exposed to the morning sun and rainfall which allows them to be hydrated and healthy through out the day. Attached to the chain link fence the letters can be easily detached for cleaning and maintenance if needed. By having a more visible presence in the neighborhood the community garden can now attract more people to the area and inspire them to learn about urban agriculture in the city.