Category Archives: food plants

biodiversity, critical theory, current projects, food plants, interventions in public space, public art, traditional indigenous knowledge

Nearly lost: Re-introducing images of Vancouver’s native fruit trees. City of Vancouver CoastalCity public art programme installed in bus shelters

An ongoing public art project, involving four posters, of two of the fruit trees prized by the Salish in which is today the City of Vancouver.

castle grünenfelder ingram 2016 'Nearly lost mock-up of bus shelter

This is a mock-up of one of the posters envisioned for various bus shelters around Vancouver.

food plants, horticulture, urban environmental design

espaliered fruit: grafted & trained

Espaliers, trained into flat two-dimensional forms, are ideal not only for decorative purposes, but also for gardens in which space is limited. In a temperate climate, they may be planted next to a wall that can reflect more sunlight and retain heat overnight or planted so that they absorb maximum sunlight by training them parallel to the equator. These two facts allow the season to be extended so that fruit has more time to mature.