Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Community enterprise


As part of the Sustainable Saltaire initiative, a group - 'A Taste of Saltaire' - has formed, aiming to join Saltaire to the 'incredible edible' movement. This aims to get communities to use their 'waste' land, small patches of under-used land scattered around the area, to grow vegetables and herbs for the local community's use. Following some research and a design project undertaken by students from Leeds Metropolitan University, they have started to transform a former shrubbery in the corner of the Caroline Street car park, right in the heart of the village, ready for planting raised beds with edible crops. It will be interesting to see how the project develops.

5 comments:

  1. What a great use of "wasted" space!

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  2. It would be wonderful to see this idea take off everywhere.

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  3. It will be a good example to people about what can be done.

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  4. It will be interesting to see how this works with such small plots in a very busy area. Maybe some updates are in the business plan for Salt & Light's editorial board?

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