An older version of the website, which showcases spaces fron spring 2011 to spring 2014, can be seen here. This project is the result of a lot of volunteers, funding and donors that made this project possible, so please take a moment to read our thank-yous as well! A big thanks to Stephanie who initiated this project.
This is a summary of the final photos for all our small spaces. For details of the transformation of each space see the “Small Spaces” page.
These are the community spaces we helped to start. For details of the transformation of each space see the “Community Spaces” page.
All of our spaces would not have been possible without our volunteers! The project has been 100% powered by people who have spent their time and energy meeting, planning, ordering supplies, transporting, planting, weeding and watering!
Some of the delicious fresh food from our Growing Spaces!
Our newest Growing Spaces, a community vegetable patch is taking shape in this unused area at St. Mark’s Court. Some strawberries, peas, herbs and other crops were planted for the first time in mid-summer of 2013.
At Murray Edwards College, students, staff and community members are creating a community garden in a little spare space within the college. A great example of cooperation between lots of different people! Growing Spaces was pleased to help in the preliminary stages and provide some tools, soil and a composter to get things started. The garden has regular gardening days on weekends, so if you’re in the area join in! There is more information and photos on their website and facebook page.
This space was transformed from a lifeless platform for a non-functioning electrical box to a shade-drenched haven for a few select plants. This was a difficult space that we took on as a bit of a challenge, but nature prevailed and the blackcurrant bushes are thriving. The strawberries, chives and wild garlic are also doing surprisingly well in this little area. The residents have since put up a lattice on the wall with the intention of adding in some of their own climbing plants.
A little extra space in this raised bed at Wycliffe Court had just enough room for a couple of lavender plants. Lavender is very low maintenance and the flowers are edible or can be used for their scent.