Elephant and Castle; Towards A London Edible Landscape chartingthe
Photo credits: Jamie Barra. As appeared in Urban Agriculture Magazine, London, #22, pages 37-38.
Many urban agriculture and food-growing projects are currently being adopted by government and regional organisations within the UK, which seek to reconnect people to a sense of place through food-growing. However, authorities seem to have no clear and concise record of the volume of open public space and therefore grossly underestimate the potential of agriculture in the city.
– RUAF Foundation, 2009
An essay in the Urban Agricultural Review conveying the findings of a mapping project conducted by Mikey Tomkins and his team on the open areas around Elephant and Castle. The project measured t the the potential of the neighbourhood as a test site for urban agriculture. A survey was conducted gathering the range of land uses mapped to their potential productivity for urban agriculture, speculating on the amount of fruit and vegetables that could be yielded locally. The article published a summary of these results.
Land use types, their potential for UA and possible yields table, Urban Agriculture Magazine, London, #22, pages 37-38. Rights to the author.