The Ore Dock BotEco Center

Our goal is to create a special place on Marquette's waterfront that achieves a sustainable balance of educational, recreational and commercial uses.

1) Ecological Education and Research Facilities
2) Year-round Indoor Botanical Gardens
3) Historical Preservation and Education
4) Community Spaces

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How does your garden grow?

Proposed Gardens:

Wet wall – dependent on lake water

Sequential gardens – in a sequence of the stages of geomorphology (Climate change?) of
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Include edibles/agriculture of each climate–

– Tropical – pre-glacial
– Northern forest, bog, dunes – current
– Arid – future?

Seasonal  and Presentation/Show Gardens (changed out 5 times throughout the year)

Invasive species presentation

Phytoremediation presentation

Aquaponics, hydroponics, advanced illumination gardens

Horticultural Therapy Garden (for various mobility and strength sets)