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 JaneS on December 13, 2013 at 07:00PM

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Comments

  • Posted by Myriadgreen December 19, 2013 at 12:29

    What a fantastic idea! It's amazing to go abroad and see some of the green streets in the cities of Europe (Frieburg in Germany as an example). Let's try it here!!
  • Posted by Demahoney December 19, 2013 at 13:09

    Nice idea
  • Posted by jseymour December 20, 2013 at 14:20

    Fantastic and creative idea! Slightly worried about the prospect of theft and vandalism, but it has to be tried to find out.
  • Posted by Keeno January 14, 2014 at 11:34

    Lets not allow those people who vandalised the Blue Peter garden win and tarnish our belief in good green spaces jseymour :)
    I think we would all enjoy this (apart from the few who are genuinely afraid of nature and green things) and there definitely is the desire and passion in Bristol to make this happen
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