A new edible park for Bristol
A demonstration forest garden/permaculture park for the city, showing that our green spaces can be beautiful, productive, and low-maintenance, all at the same time. Bristolians value their existing parks and green spaces, so we don't want to take-over an existing area, but to create a new green space for the city. This could form the heart of, for example, new development alongside Temple Meads, also demonstrating how derelict land can be reclaimed and transformed.
Why the contribution is important
If Bristol is to fulfil its ambition to be a low carbon city, we need to look at innovative ways to make ourselves more self-sufficient. Permanent edible planting (as opposed to conventional annual planting) may prove less susceptible to odd weather patterns such as a one-off dry summer or an especially wet autumn. However, this way of growing our fruit & veg remains relatively under-explored. Using a central park as a demonstration area for new ways of urban growing would help bring these methods more into the mainstream, and would allow us to learn what works well in Bristol - experience which can be shared across the city.
by user721621 on December 13, 2013 at 06:53PM