The hanging (edible) gardens of Bristol
To do for urban food growing, what Hear No Evil did for street art in Bristol. This would transform an existing Bristol street by retro-fitting vertical planting systems, introducing on-street edible planters, planting cordoned and espaliered fruit trees against walls etc. The edible street could become a centre for street food festivals. For example, Jamaica Street could become a green corridor between the hospital and the Canteen's on-street garden in Stokes Croft, taking in the small park in King's Square to create a significant new green space near the city centre.
Why the contribution is important
Urban growing projects are often tucked-away and invisible to those not in-the-know. A demonstration edible street would raise the profile of urban agriculture and inspire others to "have a go". By concentrating this project in a relatively small area, it maximises its impact and helps to create a new green space by stealth.
by user721621 on December 13, 2013 at 07:00PM