Plastic Bag Feeds Neighbourhood

#85. Plastic Bag Feeds Neighbourhood

Vacant lot

A system for the transformation of vacant lots into community gardens using plastic bags filled with dirt, seeds, and water. Grow Bags hold half a tonne of soil, and can be moved with little effort while empty. The Vacant Lot project transformed concrete lots lacking soil in London and Cornwall into productive gardens; plantings included beetroot, kale, and broccoli.
WHAT IF: projects Ltd research and develop strategies for void spaces through experimental small-scale interventions.


WHAT IF: projects Ltd. (Ulrike Steven, Gareth Morris); Trust; Arts Council England; city residents

Location: London, United Kingdom, since 2007

Tools: Plastic bags