At-Bristol has embarked on an exciting new project in collaboration with Almondsbury Garden Centre and Incredible Edible Bristol. The project has seen an edible urban allotment spring up in Millennium Square in the centre of the Bristol’s Harbourside.
Today, Thursday 5th June, saw the first of five raised beds being planted. The following ones are to be done in the autumn when growing is at a prime after the summer months. A whole mixture of edible plants have been sown to be ready in time for autumnal nourishment.
Ellie Hatto, Head of Estates for At-Bristol, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to see where food comes from, using our public spaces to do so. We’ve got a great partnership with both Almondsbury and Incredible Edible Bristol, and with their help, we’ll be able to transform Millennium Square into a wonderful array of foodie goodness!
She adds: “The idea of filling the raised beds with edible foods instead of inedible plants and trees is to tie in with At-Bristol’s latest exhibition, ‘Food!’, which opens in the summer, and will allow our visitors to follow the journey of food from plot to plate to palate, with lots of fun, hands-on activities.”
It is hoped that the urban allotment will help to bring communities together over one of the few things we all need; food.