Urban Food Maps
Urban Food Maps document where food is grown on or over publicly accessible land. This includes medium strips and car parks, and publicly accessible community gardens. It is anticipated these maps will be used in a reference capacity (such as where is the closest lemon tree) and as an outlet (such as I have a lemon tree laden with fruit please come and enjoy it before the birds do). The maps are designed so that anyone can access and add to them.
Use and abuse of this information is a serious offence, but this project is not about policing rules. It is about rediscovering and fostering trust as a force that binds community, without the need for burdensome regulations.
Currently off line in web development land … due to re-launch in late 2012.
If you have space out the front of your house or in your neighbourhood that could do with a makeover, we can help.
We are people that like our food fresh, local and free. We like social gatherings, designing and building useful things and getting to know neighbours. We empower people like you to RECLAIM THE CURB.
The brief was simple, a sustainability course that didn’t focus on all the negative stuff but pushed the barriers on what is possible by using design as an activism tool. ‘Unless: Practicing Sustainability’ was launched in semester 1 2012 for all Architecture and Design students at RMIT in Melbourne. Throughout the course, the students were introduced to the amazing projects across disciplines that are making good change happen. The student project, The Inevitable Garden, was publicly launched during the semester and continues to receive much attention
A Signage Project
Inspired by the Creative Commons online licensing agreements which sort to liberate digital creativity through sharing and innovation, Sharing Abundance is currently developing a signage system to manage the relationship between urban foragers and the owners of the fruit trees that hang over public land. By offering a guide to how the owner would like urban foragers to interact with their tree (for example, please help yourself or ask me before you do) then an equitable partnership can be developed, fresh food can be shared and a mutual respect can be forged.
This service is currently in its design phase. Please contact Sharing Abundance directly to register your interest in being involved in this part of the project.