Curbside dead space transformed into edible space. Tomatoes, goya, cucumber, and eggplant are standard members in Tokyo pavement vegetable gardening but this is the first time I have seen a small bush of hot chilies on an appropriated sidewalk plot.
As opposed to most other pavement gardening this bush is planted directly into the soil between the footpath and the road, and space is demarcated by a large-ish flowering bush on the sidewalk side and a white picket fence on the driveway entrance side.
A high level of public trust is necessary for people to feel they can grow precious and delicious plants in the open – “A city that’s safe for vegetables and plants is one that also welcomes people” (Ref).
Materials: Demarcating Bush, Plastic Picket Fence
Location: Akishima, Tokyo
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