Monday, 16 July 2012

Creative Urban Yarden at AirSpace....

A new project for airspace, keep up to date with it via the facebook page...

http://www.facebook.com/CreativeUrbanGarden




We are currently preparing the ‘Yarden’ (yard/garden) at AirSpace Gallery to become a multi-functional creative urban space that will showcase yard & small space growing solutions & host outdoor art exhibitions, workshops & events...
What it is...
We are currently preparing the ‘Yarden’ (yard/garden) at AirSpace Gallery to become a multi-functional creative urban space that will showcase yard & small space growing solutions & host outdoor art exhibitions, workshops & events.

The project will be officially launched in August 2012, with an open garden event (soon to be advertised- watch this space) with the planning & designing stage beginning straight away to be put into effect next year ready for the 2013 growing season. There is still time to grow some produce this year within the framework of the existing yard, planting in moveable pots that can be incorporated into the design of the Garden.

The Garden will be created using an array of found & reclaimed materials and DIY solutions, using methods that can be taught to others in workshops, to be replicated within the yards & small spaces of the City.

We aim to create a network of local growers (linking both urban & rural) who could share resources, advice, & produce. We want to teach new growing skills to city dwellers, and encourage growth & creativity in the urban environment, highlighting the links of creativity, growing & well-being as well as measuring the impact of the Garden on the local environment, individuals & the community that could be created within the Creative Urban Garden

The Garden will offer:
-A ‘hidden’ retreat space within the City that will be accessible to ALL via the Gallery, during gallery opening hours.

-Demo of creative vertical DIY growing solutions, & small space systems which will be created in-situ in workshop sessions, to be replicated in your own Yards, small gardens or windowsills.

-A space to host creative workshops, meetings, outdoor exhibitions & events.

-Seasonal workshops about growing veg & herbs in urban spaces, potting & planting, vertical systems, herb & plant identification, harvesting & processing, as well as introduction to permaculture principles, city wildlife & urban foraging.

-The garden will be designed to be a creative space, this may include a sensory & herb area containing plants, flowers & herbs associated with creativity. An array of visual planting schemes and use of colour will provide a backdrop for outdoor site-specific artwork & exhibitions.

-The Gallery’s resource room will house an accessible Garden Library including books on permaculture design, urban land reclamation, and veg growing… to inspire and inform your own inner-city growing.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts at the early stage of the project. The input of ideas for the design stage will be welcomed. Input of ideas, contacts, networking can happen during the garden launch day in August (TBC). See you in the Garden.

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