Latitude: 55.93 | Longitude: -3.21
110 metres above the Firth of Forth
In this space, adjacent to the university library we’re developing the following; a living-geodesic-digital chamber, performance space, social space, an outdoor classroom, bespoke seating and tables, a three-bin composting system, a food forest, a pond, spaces for contemplation.
The site includes two water taps, power and data feeds.
The engine room of the project.
Here we’ve built raised beds and composters, assembled a poly-tunnel, seating, a table, a small pond, and a shed with water harvesting. The site has a water tap, power and data feeds. We’ve seeded and planted a small re-wilding area, including a pond. Over the past few years we’ve grown all manner of herbs, flowers, shrubs, trees, fruit and vegetables – kale, cabbage, potatoes, parsnip, garlic, onions, zucchini, squash, spinach, beans, tomatoes, beetroot, carrots, radish, salad leaves, leeks, turnip, apples, pears, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrant, tayberry, blackberries, all in a built-up, often shaded, urban space. The allotment is only 50 feet from the canteen.