People are making a difference, all over the world. Fast growing metropoles are increasingly facing food distribution challenges, but citizens are responding, either individually, or as collaboratives.
Here are some examples of what green edible spaces can look like:
Clearpoint Residencies, Sri Lanka
Floating Food Forest, New York, USA
Design for Swale – a floating forest in New York, designed by a collaborative of artists initiated by Mary Mattingly
Paris Peach Orchards
Peach orchards in Montreuil, Paris, using walls to maximize intake of sun & warmth, have long been proving that you don’t necessarily need the Mediterrean climate to grow sweet peaches
Chagga Home Gardens, Tanzania
A traditional Chagga home garden on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, combining various species to spread risk and be able to harvest throughout the year.
Temporary greens: the Eathouse – a modular, edible house for farming summer crops by Stuurlui Stedenbouw and Atelier GRAS!
Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Assyria
According lo legend, the hanging gardens of Babylon must have looked something like this: not actually ‘hanging’, but build on roofs and terraces
Chinampas Floating Gardens, Mexico
Preparing the floating gardens in ancient Mexico. These days, floating gardens can alse be found in places like flood prone Bangladesh.