Re: [pfaf] LJMU University
- Sounds wonderful Robert !
So you will have glazed areas, channeled water, washing facilities, solar ovens (work even in Liverpool) compost areas, dead wood and animal shit for growing mushrooms and fertilising the soil etc. shady areas, sun-traps, wind-breaks ?
I think you will find climbing plants especially useful, and leguminous plants that put nitrogen into the soil, as well as providing food.
Psophocarpus tetragonolobus is probably the best annual (in Britain, perennial in tropical regions) nitrogen fixing, climber. Practically the whole plant is edible, from it's roots to it's growing tips.
Passiflora incarnata is probably the tastiest passionfruit (another perennial climbing plant) and grows well in places like old building sites, which are well drained and have alkaline soil. Passiflora caerulea can be trained - the fruit are tasty cooked.
Kiwis are a perennial climbing plant.
Ferns and Asparagus are pleasantly decorative for dark, shady positions, the young shoots can be eaten.
Broad beans are a must for growing over winter, adding nitrogen to the soil, giving loads of early vegetables and suppressing weeds.
Anyhow, looking forward to hearing what kind of diversity of growing spaces/micro-climates you are designing into your structure - it will help a lot with answering your question/s.
All the best,
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- Try the group database>reading. Also links and photos. One of my
personal favourites is thornless loganberry - lushness defined when
fully ripe. These can be grown on frames made from thin poles of most
sorts of broadleaf trees. I would tend to go for fresh edible stuff
rather than having to cook things especially in the context that you
describe...people can just walk round foraging for food.
Interesting project Robert, hope it makes it into reality.
All the best,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Moxon, Robert" <R.Moxon1@...> wrote:
> Hi there
> I am an Architecture student from Liverpool John Moores University
> am currently undertaking a project which looks closely at urban
> gardening and urban agriculture. My design proposal consists of a
> structure that allows for people to garden and plant various plants
> trees, creating a sensual atmosphere in which the general public can
> experience. The idea is that people would grow plants that could
> edible, with the structure providing various 'cooking' spots where
> gardeners can prepare their various fruits and vegetables to be
> and shared amongst other gardeners and members of the public. I
> enquire about the various plants and trees that would be
> this project, how they are best grown and protected and also how
> can be prepared to be eaten etc. I understand that I have asked for
> rather a lot of information and that you contribute to this site
> up your own free time, but if you don't ask you don't get !. Any
> information concerning this topic would be extremely grateful.
> Thank you for your consideration
> Robert Moxon
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