The Mobile Gardeners’ Park has been inspired by several projects across Europe.
When we discovered this amazing garden it had been wheeled inside the theatre of Hebbel am Ufer for Zellen ‘Life Science Urban Farming’ event in Berlin November 2010. It became an edible audience for our lecture. The garden is a mobile growing space, planting is in containers that are easily wheeled around within and beyond the garden. The garden is also host to a range of activities including great feasts and gigs.
For three months in 2010 and again in summer 2011 a gravel space waiting redevelopment on Union Street, SE1 was transformed into a lively, educative garden by Wayward Plants and volunteers. In 2010 it’s concept was fruit, in 2011 it was medicinal plants. The garden included a stage, a cafe, open spaces and play equipment (see saws, ping pong tables) that enabled it to host talks, parties and gigs as well as provide entertainment.
Clare Patey’s Vegetable Trolleys for Feast on the Bridge
Clare is curator of the annual day long festival on Southwark Bridge. In 2009 she commissioned local artist Andy Beauchamp to customise shopping trolleys which she distributed to local community groups to plant up as mobile vegetable gardens. Richard grew one of these meals on wheels (pictured).