Turn the city into a growing landscape
Would'nt it be great to see our open spaces used in a much more practical and rewarding way. NOt to turn each and every park into an allotment but to allow the local school or community group to showcase what can be achieved in a small space. It would need community involvement and leadership but to have something productive coming off the land and feeding directly back into the restaurants / shops and markets that surround the city would be a massive education to everyone involved. The city has a lot of unused land and spaces that could benefit the community to feel as though they are making a difference and feeding back into the infrastrucure, trading in Bristol pounds and making use of all those toilet blocks as renovated cafes and spaces for the future.
Why the contribution is important
Whilst food, and by implication farming, is so clearly a part of everyone’s lives, the aim of the project would be to create a sustainable model of how food is grown, distributed and even eaten. The aim would be to re-connect people with land, the soil and allow the community to get directly involved and feel part of something really special.
This would allow people of all ages to contribute to the cities need for more and more food and to know exactly where their food is grown and who is growing it, buying it cooking it and eating it. Food Education is also vital to the next generations understanding about what is wrong in today soicety and how we can change the habits that we currently have and better the situation for the future, this would be a small but significant way of engagement.
by user661118 on November 23, 2013 at 06:32PM