Sefton Produce (December 2008 – October 2010)

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We came to a disused, derelict space by the canal and transformed it into an abundant kitchen garden, met some lovely locals and together made loadsa tasty dishes from scratch and jars and jars of jam and chutney........

'We do not need more buildings in Bootle, we do not need more housing, we need something like this' – local resident Barbara Rowse

Squash were commissioned by Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art to run food and arts participation programme ‘Produce’ as part of the 2009 ‘Urbanism’ programme centring on art, architecture and urban renewal. Squash artists and local residents worked together to create an urban food garden, engaging in creative local food production.

As part of the Urbanism conference we lead the Urban Food Field Day - focussing on growing and food production in urban environments. Workshops and discussions were attended by Bootle residents, artists and practitioners in the fields of nutrition/food/teaching and community participation.

Liverpool Biennial 2009 Happy City Article