Currently: Mikey is currently finishing his Phd at the University of Brighton. The research looks at community food gardens in London and their potential contribution to the developing concept of Urban Agriculture. .

This site also contains a supporting project to the PhD called The Edible Map project. The Edible Map is an A2 printed map used for a series of edible tours of Hackney, from London Fields to Harkney City Farm as well as a digital map. The walks were organised in 2010 and 2011 as part of a residency at Space Studios, in east London with additional support from the RGS.

Each walk, lasted 2 hours and meanders through the back streets of a small area of Hackney imaging the various grassed, empty, and disused spaces full of food gardens. During the walk, we talk, and the conversations are used to inform ourselves about the possible changes to the urban environment need to incorporate food gardens.

The Edible Map is now available as part of the on going The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) project DISCOVERING BRITAIN

You can download a written guide, audio commentary, photos, and a map.


Edible Map Hackney

Contact Mikey at mikeytomkins at gmail dot com


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