Edible East is an ambitious
new venture which will explore the future of food in Norfolk through art, science
and horticulture. Edible East will promote dialogue on the following
The trail will:
The trail will launch on the on 13th July 2021 and continue for
different lengths of time at different locations. The timing will link with:
The trail will be lead the public around the city, artwork will be sited in a variety of locations such as:
The trail will feature:
Weatherproof frames will display:
Accompanying events will:
Edible East will co-create an edible landscape of community-led forest food gardens
building on the model of the Incredible Edible Network
working with existing growing organisations, such as the Sustainable Living Initiative
initially in Norwich then throughout Norfolk and the East of England
with high-quality creative opportunities and art installations
The layers of a forest food garden/agroforest.
Photography Graham Burnett, Wikipedia Commons
Images above by Jennie Pedley
Edible East Team
Image by Jennie Pedley made with students in Haringey, exploring the origins of food
We have funding on the way from Norfolk County Council, Clarion Futures and futher news will be announced in May 2021.
Images above by Chris Jackson and Jennie Pedley
Models by Chris Jackson
Images above, left to right by Tara Sampy, two by Genevieve Rudd, Kate Munro, two by Chris Jackson
Images above left to right by Rachel Wright, Liz McGowan and Rach Anstey-Sanders. The last two are by Jennie Pedley with felt microbes by Rach Anstey-Sanders exploring the diet/gut microbial work of the Quadram Institute.
Left to right above, two each from Jacques Nimki, Adrian Draigo, one by Chris Jackson
Bowls and vertical forms by Keron Beattie, four paper works on the right by Natasha Day
Images above, Christine Blackburn extreme left and right and Karen Whiterod's eco plant olders in the centre
Images above, left to right, Chris Jackson, three by Sophie Eade, final piece by Jennie Pedley
The first stage of
Edible East will try out ways of working with artists/educators, horticulturalists, archeologists and scientists through online meetings to develop ideas for the first Edible East
Art Science Trail and accompanying events. This will develop a network of artist/educators ready to engage the public with the future of food. There
will be call-outs for further artists in the future.
Artist/educator meetings will include the following topics:
Images courtesy of Chris jackson
Norwich Edible East art science trail July 21- March 22
- Sculptor Chris Jackson has prepared the first site for a sculpture at Hungate Art, he has fixed a sculpture support into the niche above the doorway so art can be fixed without damaging the beautiful listed building. All the wood he has used so far for his sculpture models and for these fixings has been retrieved out of skips.
- John Innes Centre is inspiring local artists with the science of food security - date change for next meeting. The historic breeding of brassicas has led to so the production many different veg, the cauliflower is an unripe bud, if I remember rightly.
- We have two retail units under discussion which we plan to use for art installations about forest gardens and microbiome gardens. These installations will use supporting structures that we are planning to use for another event, see below.
- You can now follow news at #Edible East, @jenniepedley on Instagram/Facebook or here on my blog. There are resources available for artists involved on You Tube and Facebook and soon on google drive.
Forest garden image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, image on the right by Jennie Pedley
'Edible England' Heritage Days
- We are exploring the possibility of an Edible East Edible England four day festival/exhibition in Norwich to place the future of food in the context of the past. This will be an installation and public engagement activities to gather local stories and create dialogue. It could include a 3D, theatrical, wonderland display mixing art & horticulture.
I may be using some shadow theatre for the public to tell their own food growing/making stories.
- We will draw on local stories of food, thanks to Sophie Cabot from Hungate Art for speaking to the artists today about food and archeology.
- Gressenhall Museum shared fabulous resources on the history of food growing to inspire artists via a recorded conversation and some pdfs of searches of their databases. They started with a fabulous collection of seed packets/pockets and seed catalogues from local businesses.
- Strangers Hall will follow with a recorded chat about their food stories.
Community Forest Food Gardens
- We are now planning the first of the community forest food gardens in Norwich. See picture explaining the layers of the forest garden.