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Edible Outdoor Rooms!!!Posted on 13 March 2012 - 3:12pm in
I was on Foster Street in Surry Hills yesterday and some interesting shapes made from concrete pipes caught my eye. Upon further inspection by my beady eyes I saw it was some veggies planted by a local and dedicated team of volunteers led by the very skilled and distinguished architect Sam Crawford.
Sam has built his own architectural practice on Foster Street for the last 10 years. He organised a group of talented locals that included renowned landscape architect Jane Irwin as well as chef Hamish Ingham to score a $20 000 grant from the City of Sydney and create this quirky, fun and inspiring green space on a couple of street corners.
Whilst you are being inspired by some home growing, make sure you check out the blog of our very own James Street Community Garden (directly behind Garden Life). It continues to grow and flourish, mainly due to the hard work of some amazing locals who are passionate about gardening and sharing the journey and inspiring others.
I am learning so much about organic practices, fallow areas and currently we are working on a new shed design. If you are ever around the store, make sure you check out the garden and also check out James Street Reserve Community Garden blog. http://jsrcg.blogspot.com.au/
The picture below is a picture of Mungo planting the Twig Café garden bed in the Community Garden with some coriander mustard, rocket and some other seeds – will keep you posted on how it all grows. Go on, get your own hands dirty!!