Edible Eastside is a very special vibrant and contemporary urban garden located on a derelict brownfield site. Our address is Warwick Bar 122 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5RS
The garden covers a quarter of an acre of canal-side land, a former gas filling station, which has been converted into a ‘pop-up’ edible park using temporary containers and raised beds.
Our aim is to integrate food systems into our thinking about urban environments and explorea new aesthetic for productive landscapes. We also love cooking and make sure people know what to do with their food once they have grown it.
We supply as much of Kitchen School's vegetables (our sister project) so people can have fresh produce and know where it came from. (opening in December 2013). We offer spaces to restaurants to grow their own for their summer menus.
Raised beds plots are rented to people who want to grow their own food for £8.00 a month. For this people get a small plot which is theirs to grow what they want, from berries to carrots.
Being based in the creative heart of Birmingham; artists are integral to our programme. We plan to offer many opportunities for artists to develop their practice in the context of environmentalism, food growing and urban change.
An introduction to Gardening -includes soil development, organic pesticides, planting, cuttings, tree manaement, disease prevention and ...coping with the rain!?
Edible Eastside is run by Urban Grain CIC registation number 7705661. Registered office 122 Fazeley Street Birmingham B5 5RS