Grow Feral is a horticultural artwork and community micro garden. It is constructed from mostly recycled timber and repurposed materials.
The three corrugated roofs provide shelter and act as rain catchers to funnel water into a freestanding water tower which can hold 350 liters. The hexagonal planters are drip fed the rain water through a solar powered irrigation system which is 90% more efficient than watering the plants with a watering can or hose.
The community garden is open to all to learn more about plants all year around, with a changing array of plants throughout the different seasons. The plants are a mixture of ornamental and edible species for everyone to enjoy.
This installation looks into how we can be more sustainable and use technology in a positive way to be more resourceful and sensitive to the environment. We hope it provides a place for contemplation whilst sending a positive environmental message.
This artwork is a collaborative project between Grow Feral and Jo Lathwood.
Grow Feral is a creative green project and call to action to engage with the natural world by Sam Francis. To read about Grow Feral's first iteration go here: www.cultureweston.org.uk