EDIBLE ESTATES garden #11: ISTANBUL, turkey - ROOFTOP HOTHOUSE
Location: SALT Beyoglu
USDA plant hardiness zone: 8b
Established: April 7th, 2011
Garden exposure: West
Size of garden: 35 x 25 feet
A glass greenhouse with south and west exposure on the top floor of the new art institution SALT Beyoglu in central Istanbul houses an evolving experimental edible garden environment. Scavenged materials, construction detritus, empty containers, and local finds are gathered to create structures accommodating plants and people. SALT staff and visitors use the casual handmade environment as a green living room and gardening retreat, participating in its creation, use, and development. Local urban gardeners occupy it as an occasional headquarters and seed-starting facility. The planted, structural and furniture elements of the hothouse evolve through time with the growth of the plants and the changing desires of the users, while built elements are continually constructed, adjusted, and reconfigured. The Rooftop Hothouse is a casual laboratory for modest and year-round urban gardening activity cultivating a diversity of edibles.
Apr 7: garden planting
Apr 8: SALT Beyoglu building opening
Sep 10: launch of garden and planting workshops with Pelin Demireli and Fritz Haeg, 15:00 - 17:00
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