Charlotte Cleaver gives an update on the exciting Pedestrian Planters project:
"Over the past few months the Pedestrian Planters project has been planting up all the beautiful planters with a variety of unusual fruit and veg.
First we started with some Riverside tenants who really enjoyed planting some things that they had seen before and some they had not. Next stop was SBSS where we had a amazing time with Simon Fox and his team of young students, who showed us a thing or two when it came to planting seeds and looking after them.
We then went onto St Marks Youth Centre who's planters have been embellished since I last saw them, which was amazing. With them having so many planters they got to grow a little bit of everything. Their allotment plot and the potatoes are well on the way and I can't wait to make something amazing with them.
The next stop was the African Caribbean Centre, working with the JYYC group, which is run by Kaine Management. They came to us to plant up their planters, they enjoyed mixing the soil together and are excited to wait them grow. They are currently in the LCB courtyard if you want to have a look!
Final stops were some more tenants from Riverside and Exchange Bar. The sessions went well and we even got some members of the public interested in what was going on.
We only have a few more planters to plant up which Pedestrian Gallery Hosts and volunteers will be doing in the next few weeks. This will mean there will be planters in all the different stages of growth for the exhibition. We have also all got together to discus how the exhibition is going to look. Lots of exciting ideas were thrown around and I can't wait to invite you all to see it."