Model – Greening the burbs by growing in bags!
Check out this project called, VACANT LOT, started in May 2007 with support from the Shoreditch Trust, Arts Council Groundwork East London. What-if: projects together with local residents of an inner city housing estate in Shoreditch have come up with a novel solution: GROW YOUR GREENS IN A BAG.
A formerly inaccessible and run-down plot of housing estate land has been transformed into a beautiful oasis of green. Seventy 1/2 tonne bags of soil have been arranged to form an allotment space. Within their individual plots, local residents are carefully tending a spectacular array of vegetables, salads, fruit and flowers. A new sense of community has emerged.
For more information visit http://www.what-if.info/VACANT_LOT.html.