We’ve always shared our gardens, our cities, even our own bodies with other species. But our approach to designing and caring for public urban spaces has been human-centric. What
We’ve always shared our gardens, our cities, even our own bodies with
other species. But our approach to designing and caring for public
urban spaces has been human-centric. What if we were to reimagine cities
as multispecies assemblages? How might multispecies thinking change our
approach to sustainable urban (and garden) design?
Speaker Joyce Hostyn is a rewilder who dreams of city streets lined
with fruit and nut trees, wild parks and wild yards. Raised on a farm
where her family grew, foraged and preserved enough produce to last the
year, Joyce is now exploring what it means to be in conversation with
the edible forest garden on her lawn-free quarter acre lot (featured in
the Kingston Whig Standard). A Master Gardener and Permaculture
Designer, Joyce coaches people on foodscaping and wildscaping as a new
approach to gardening in a changing climate. She helped design and plant
Kingston’s first two public food forests, is co-founder of Little
Forests Kingston, and now has her sights set on afforesting our city
with Indigenous Little Forests.
Photo Credit: Nigel Dunnett: Grey to Green.The
Grey to Green scheme in Sheffield is the UK’s largest retro-fit SuDS
project, and also the UK’s largest inner city ‘Green Street’.
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