… some photos from last weekend’s pop-up garden!
It was great to have lots of passers-by taking advantage of a little greenspace in the city centre. Stopping to pick up some of the free seeds we were giving away, sitting with a delicious pulled pork sandwich from our neighbouring stand… or just popping in for a quick gardening chat, it was great to meet you and hear about your urban gardening escapades!
But best of all was planting herbs in recycled tin cans with the kids that visited our garden. Its great to think they know now just how easy it is to make their own little greenspaces whether on a doorstep, window sill or patio space.
This pop-up project focused around the importance of urban greenspace, and showed that you don’t even need to lift the slabs to create a spot of nature and tranquility – the bees took about half an hour to find our flowers, which just goes to show – you bring the plants and the rest comes to you!
We really enjoyed talking to everyone who came along to the Do It In Public exhibition a month or so ago; it was inspiring to realise how much energy and interest there is for creating more living, vibrant, exiciting urban places here in Edinburgh. As a result, we decided to take it further, out into the streets….
We are creating a pop-up garden at the St Mary’s Church Edinburgh Market! In collaboration with the Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust and Edinburgh Markets, we are hosting a market stall which celebrates how simple, fun and easy it is to get growing in your urban places. You’ll find somewhere to sit and relax, can plant something to take away with you, and will find heaps of information about how you can plant a place yourself or with a small group. The project demonstrates that you don’t need a complicated community group set up, a bank balance with loads of funding, or even a particularly big space to get growing. We can help you see how you can get started now, and transform the urban realm around you.
Find us at the top of Leith Walk / Broughton Street this weekend, 24th and 25th August 2013, any time from 11am – 5pm. Look forward to seeing you then !