Creating creative edible installations for festivals, exhibitions and events
One of three presenters at the Urban Agriculture Pavilion at the 2014 Green Living Show, Bowery introduced mobile urban farming to the city of Toronto. Our 250 milk crate farm installation, growing herbs and veg inside the automotive building, was a show highlight for all attendees.
In 2014 and 2015, as program partner for the No. 9 Eco-Art-Fest, an outdoor summer-long art festival, Bowery grew a ‘pizza garden’ with an abundance of mixed greens, veggies and herbs which were readily used by the chef, making pizzas and breads in the clay oven at the on-site cafe. Throughout the festival, Bowery hosted several family, summer camp and school workshops.
The Gladstone Grow Op was another feature event. Presenting ‘Wild Crate Farm’, Colourful found crates from across the city filled with foraged edibles, reminding us of what we overlook as potential food sources in our urban landscape. Bowery co-hosted the inaugural Gladstone Grow Op Gets Dirtier, showcasing over 20 Toronto urban agriculture companies and non-profit organizations with hands-on workshops and events throughout the day.
At We Day 2015, Tridel and Bowery team up to set up a mini-milk crate installation to celebrate their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Tridel Take Action created a social media contest awarding the winners an experience building an urban farm with Bowery Project at the Evergreen Brickworks
Representing urban agriculture organizations in Toronto, Bowery was the centre piece of the 2017 Honest Ed’s Market City Pop-Up, a final goodbye to the iconic building.
The 2017 EDIT DX - Expo for Design, Innovation and Technology was our most elaborate installation to date. Bowery moved 1000 milk crates to the 6th floor roof top of the abandoned Unilever soap factory! The ‘No Lot is Vacant’ installation was done in collaboration with landscape architect Victoria Taylor and plantsman/garden builder Ecoman Jonas.