The residents of Portland, Ore. are tearing their city up.

Literally.

The Portland-based nonprofit Depave, in partnership with Carfree Portland, has been organizing volunteer work parties to remove thousands of square feet of concrete pavement and “free the soil” beneath…[more]

Despite the fact that we’re adding a bit of extra hardscape with our current porch construction project, I thought quite a bit about depaving as I broke up a large former hot tub slab in our side yard recently. If we could do it, I would love to depave a chunk of the  short street in front of our house and turn it into terraced gardens…

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