You Are Hungry: Guided Walks of Edible Hackney
18 Aug–04 Sep 2011
YOU ARE HUNGRY: Guided walks of edible Hackney
After his great guided walks last year, Mikey Tomkins returns again this year to guide you through the urban growing spaces of Hackney starting from the question:
Can you feed the 2,150 urban residents, that live within 500 metres of SPACE, using the 25 hectares of land that houses them?
Walks are at various dates and times between 18 August and 4 September and cost £3.
You Are Hungry is a proposal to investigate this question by taking a walk with Mikey Tomkins and his "Edible Map” as your guide.
The map displays the potential food that could be grown within the immediate streets, parks and grassed areas around SPACE gallery. The walk will pass through the vegetable belt of Sheep Lane, the Vineyards of Pritchard's Road, and the apiaries of Goldsmiths Row.
Each walk last approximately 1 1/2 hours. There are places for five people on each walk. The walks are not lectures but will form part of a discussion about architecture, planning and foods apparent exclusion and potential inclusion. The walks will be audio recorded and with walkers permission used on a web version of the edible map.
Mikey Tomkins, local beekeeper and PhD student at the University of Brighton has created the project.
Mikey Tomkins' walks are supported by SPACE and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)