Primary is fortunate as a cultural venue to be able to offer a wonderful outside space. The former school playground offers artists, the community and residents of Nottingham an opportunity to get green. 2012 will see this space developing into an urban garden offering flowers, fruit & vegetables and a space for rest and relaxation, as well as inspiration for creation.
Change will begin, as the weather gets warmer. The large rear playground is surrounded on three sides by a significant brick wall, a feature somewhat reminiscent of a traditional walled garden. These rear playground areas catch the sun throughout the day and are perfect for cultivation, growing herbs, flowers and using the walls to grow fruit trees. The area also contains some fine Silver Birch trees, a feature that can be enhanced as the space develops.
Outside the front of the building there is a plot of land that could be turned into a kitchen garden to work in tandem with the proposed canteen. To achieve this, Primary will seek to establish its own gardening alliance, and look to join a local Freecycle group as a way of acquiring necessary items for the garden: pots, seeds, plants and raw materials for constructing additional raised beds. Conversations have begun about building a greenhouse, establishing a bee colony, a seed sharing scheme and connecting with other gardening clubs in the city, potentially playing host to future gardening events.
Primary looks forward to the outdoor space being used by our resident artists and others who are interested in getting involved, creating new connections around growing food, cooking and art. This crossover has a fertile history and Primary aspire to utilise this wonderful resource to develop and share how this can be used.
If you are interested in being part of our gardening alliance or would like to offer us your unwanted or unneeded garden tools, seed, pots and plants, then please do get in touch with me on gro.y1371496791ramir1371496791perae1371496791w@nim1371496791da1371496791
Board Member & Gardener Extraordinaire