Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Great Crate - a 10x10x10 herb garden

A giant cube popped into existence last year at Green Square Train Station, Sydney. It was a huge cube structure made out of milk crates and filled with plants in an installation aimed to 'Greenify' Green Square.

The project was developed as part of  'art&about sydney' 2012.  With overwhelming support from the community, who delivered hundreds of plants to contribute to the greening of 'Green square'; 'the great crate' became an awesome 10x10x10m herb garden for all to take and use.

'Take home free herbs, lovingly grown over the past weeks as part of Art and About Sydney.  You can choose from parsley, sage, thyme, pineapple sage, strawberries, chervil, pakchoi, tatsoi, basil, purple basil, oregano, coral lettuce, applemint, spearmint, lemon balm, pea bounty, yellow beans, vietnamese mint, kale, red cabbage, cabbage and watercress.' [cite]

'Developed by Plus One, The Great Crate has been a collaboration of creative studios and individuals, including design studio Telly Theodore & Associates, architect Andy Macdonald and curator Danella Bennet.' [cite] 'The Great Crate', a giant green, growing cube was installed at Green Square Station from 21 September - 21 October 2012.

Using not only recycled materials but light and strong too; this 'great crate' was an excellent idea for a public space installation. I wonder if you could do something similar on a rooftop??

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