Gardening Will Save The World

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IKEA designed a beautiful garden for Chelsea Flower Show to highlight the potential of urban farming. You are invited to help reconstruct it at the Warehouse in Barking over the Summer!IKEA designed a beautiful garden for Chelsea Flower Show to highlight the potential of urban farming. You are invited to help reconstruct it at the Warehouse in Barking over the Summer!

IKEA teamed up with British designer Tom Dixon to launch an urban farming project and showcased this at Chelsea Flower Show 2019. The project “Gardening Will Save The World” encourages city dwellers to grow food locally.

Divided into two levels, the base garden features natural edibles and the raised garden is a botanical oasis.

The design of the edible garden creates a canopy -like ecosystem of trees, flowers and plants with medicinal, health and environmental benefits.

Come alone to watch it, and the community of grow.

 
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Bring your ideas and skills to re-creating the garden!

This is an amazing opportunity to engage with a huge installation, created by professionals. With tonnes to learn about design and assembly, problem solving and curation, all the while creating an amazing community urban farm.

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THINGS TO GET INVOLVED IN

Re-assembling wooden planters.

Constructing raised beds.

Sealing flooring.

Planting and watering.

Organising equipment, materials and plants.

Tea making and supporting.

DATES

Tuesday 2 July

Wednesday 3 July

Thursday 4 July

Tuesday 9 July

Wednesday 10 July

Saturday 13 July

Tuesday 16 July

Thursday 18 July

DAILY SCHEDULE

9.30 am Arrive & Tea

10.00 am Session 1 briefing

1.00 pm Lunch

2.00 pm Session 2 briefing

4.00 pm Tea & Home

 

Join us for a magical outdoor Celebration Pot Luck Supper on the 16 August

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Come along to celebrate and enjoy the completion of the garden!

We will be eating in the garden, which will look and feel amazing.

You’ll make some new friends and enjoy some lovely food made by your neighbours. This is an open invitation and everyone is welcome.

Please bring some food e.g. your favourite dish, a salad or vegetables, some bread, drinks or a pudding.

Please sign up to let us know you will be attending.