The Union Street Urban Orchard Book

Now Available

The Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of The Union Street Urban Orchard: A Case Study of Creative Interim Use. 

In the summer of 2010 the Union Street Urban Orchard sprung into bloom on what had previously been a disused site. This book is seen as a legacy of the Urban Orchard offering insight into how this community garden was created.  There are essays from those who made it happen, DIY  tips, recipes using the fruits of the Orchard and a foreword by journalist and presenter, Jon Snow.  It is hoped that this publication will inspire others to try and grow their own and think creatively about disused spaces within the city.

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We have made our best effort to correctly identify and attribute material sources throughout, but welcome any corrections or clarifications, which should be emailed to, and which will be amended should the book be reissued in a second edition.

The editor wishes to draw your attention to the following corrections:

- p. 22: Image credit for top image should be: Luke Hayes

- p. 25: Foot note 4 should read ‘The Oikos Project was produced in collaboration between The Architecture Foundation and theatre production company, The Red Room.

Thank you.