The homeless hostel on Jamaica Street, Stokes Croft approached Eudaimon recently, requesting us to design and implement an urban greening at their premise. The hostel was taken over at the beginning of the year byRiverside with a view to transforming the premise into a postive and healthy place.
The project is extensive and includes planting fruit trees, climbing plants that will soften the 1950's brick exterior, a roof terrace garden emphsising edible plants, & greening the interior of the building. The interior planting scheme includes sensory aspects (scent, colour and texture) to help residents at the shelter who suffer from memory problems locate where they are in the building.
A long-term view is in running workshops at the hostel teaching the residents how to grow edible and medicinal plants, and providing a new skill set.
The commission is due for completition by the end of September.