is a unique vibrant and contemporary urban garden covering 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 explore a new aesthetic for productive landscapes. Artists are integral to our programme. We plan to offer many opportunities for artists to develop their practice in the context of environmentalism and urban change.
We love cooking and make sure people know what to do with their food once they have grown it. We supply Kitchen School's vegetables (our sister project). We offer spaces to restaurants to grow their own for their summer menus.
Edible Eastside is run by Urban Grain CIC registation number 7705661. Registered office 122 Fazeley Street Birmingham B5 5RS
Change is coming to Edible Eastside.
We've motored along for the last three years, with very little help, but we've enjoyed getting to know who our friends are and what we are all about.
This year, we will be making some improvements. The cookery school called Kitchen, which was set up last year at Jayne's home in Edgbaston is moving to Digbeth. We have plans to convert some of K4 offices into a commerical kitchen and learning space. We are buying some polytunnels and (fingers crossed) leasing more land next door alongside the canal offies, (the wall behind our garden).
Our business plan is to sell, cook and eat much more of what we do already - grow food basically. Artists will always have a special place in our hearts so lots of love going that way as always.
We are also opening our doors to more people. We will have three levels of memebership: key holders, plot holders and our Veg-Box VIP's (where we grow for you). Details will be announced in March.
Further news to follow, but we will be launching properly in April so listen out for the news. we have a post for an Admin & Marketing Assistant. Salary £14,000 PA. Closing date is 7th April 2015. Inteviews 10th April. Click here to download the Job Spec.