Families were asked to think of ways we can utilise any public space to grow food locally, growing food on and in houses/flats, urban food farms and reducing food waste, transport and energy costs. The models were added to our future model city and there were many innovative and creative ideas including:
- Bananas grown from lampposts
- Vertical farming in the form of a ‘tower of carrots’
- Open top buses that will grow food on the roof
- A ferry that transports and grows plums, utilising water space
Families who took part were given edible seedlings to take home and grow into tasty beans. Children that were inspired by the drop-in workshop were encouraged to enter the Architecture Centre’s My Green City Design Challenge for schools. #mygreencity
You can download a copy of the Feeding the Future City Family Activity here and the Image Montage sheet here.
This event was part of the Architecture Centre’s My Green City 2015 Learning and Participation programme and took place during our City Ideas Studio food residency.