The client wanted the roof top garden to be a space of connection and respite for the local asylum seeker community who have accommodation nearby. They wanted to engage the local community and to have a garden associated with the Inside Out Organic Soup Kitchen which is on the ground floor of the building.
The client wanted to develop programs for the greater community about food and gardening. Programs including horticultural therapy, cooking classes for single mums and gardening classes for people living without their own garden spaces were being considered.
The garden was to be a communal place that provided food from different cultures used for education but most of all it had to be a place that could be shared and where people felt safe and nurtured.
Designer - Nicola Cameron, PEPO Botanic Design
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