A project City Centre Initiative are working on
The 'Edible Landscapes' project will see City Centre Initiative working together with Derry City and Strabane District Council and Groundwork NI. We will engage with city centre traders and community groups with the aim of establishing an array of Urban Herb and Vegetable Gardens in and around the Derry~Londonderry City Centre.
'Edible Landscapes' are a huge benefactor for all who are involved and for our environment. Contributing to the 'Pride In Our City' initiative this project will enhance the aesthetic' of our City Centre and civic pride.
Each Edible Landscape will have a dedicated guardian who will be responsible for maintenance and use of the crops. This responsibility will provide important social skills and learning opportunities on environmental sustainability, horticulture and instil a sense of community.
For the City the project will increase the green space and add beauty to our modern business district. We look forward to establishing this project and creating awareness and appreciation of nature.
Similar projects have been successfully developed in London, Berlin, Bristol and along the Great Western Greenway from Westport to Achill, in Ireland. If you would like to get involved in the Edible Landscapes project we would be delighted to hear from you.