Frontyard Productive Gardens

Increasing neighbourhood interaction and food security by bringing veggie gardening out the front.

Influenced by a peak oil scenario, a section of a local street has been re-appropriated to support local sustainable activities. The road has transformed into a productive Pavilion supporting nearby food production activities. Front yards and footpaths that were once ornamental and largely unused are now productive fruit and vegetable gardens, activating the entire streetscape. Council strategically targets streets, while neighbours who do not want to participate in gardening are offered incentives to let others use their land. The shared Pavilion collects water, produces energy and has a community kitchen, which can be used for commercial initiatives transforming the space into a vibrant community place.

Designer

Li Ming Tan

Domain

Architecture

Studio

Mess (2): Everyday Babylon

Studio Leaders

Lisa Dew & Ammon Beyerle