Originating as a guerilla garden project adjacent to a bus stop in South London, The Edible Bus Stop TM aims to transform neglected sites across London’s transport network into valuable community growing spaces. We believe that a brutal landscape makes for a brutal outlook. The idea germinated from the need for more green space within our cities and urban communities and that planting edibles is a most inclusive way of getting people involved.
Our objective is to create a network of gardens whereby skills and resources are shared via our Edible Bus Stop TM umbrella organization. We work closely with communities to provide them with the necessary framework to utilise neglected public spaces in a productive fashion while incorporating the principals of high end design to raise their profile.
Alongside this we have developed an installations arm ‘The Edible Bus Stop presents’ Creating pop-up planted sculptural installations for corporate events or public festivals that fuse art, design, music, food and fashion.
The Edible Bus Stop has been recognised by the Royal Horticulture Society, 10 Downing Street, Olympic Local Leaders 2012 initiative, Observer Ethical Awards, Mayor of London, The South Bank Centre, The Telegraph’s ‘Gardening Against the Odds Awards’, The Observers ‘Ethical Innovators’ column and are finalists in the Virgin Money and Start UK’s ‘Be the Start’ competition.
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