Eco2ville is an inspiring family-friendly outdoor low carbon village installation for an eco-friendly future, stepping away from the Carbon Age and embracing technological solutions, creative approaches to everyday issues and a mindful use of resources. This eye-catching exhibition will explore creative approaches to everyday issues and showcase technological solutions that will help us enter a new, low carbon age and embrace a sustainable way of living. All Ages
Growing your own garden not only reduces your carbon footprint, it feeds you with nutritious plants, keeps you fit with physical activity, improves your mental health by connecting you with Nature and your local community, and even lower your grocery bill!
Get some tips on what to plant at home within our Ecoville.
Green roof plants The container house is covered by a green living roof made of sedum blankets. The dozens of species mitigate water runoffs and sewer overflows. The low maintenance help improve water quality, conserve energy, and increase biodiversity by providing habitat for wildlife.
Pallets fencing The plants on the pallets fence by the house are a mix of culinary & medicinal herbs (examples: Vervain, Rosemary, Kale, etc). Growing your own herbs provide healthy homemade remedies and fresh herbs always available to add to your dishes.
Village Green raised bed corner planters with seat All plants in the Village green corner planters with seat encourage bees to pollinate (examples: Aquilegia, Lavender, Borage, etc). Planting a variety of pollinators that flower steadily from early Spring through to Fall provide nectars and pollen for many insects such as bees (critical for pollinating fruits and vegetables).
Raised bed house corner planters and village signs All plants in the rest of the raised beds are early Spring flowering plants, shrubs and ferns (examples: Geraniums, Muscari, Ferns, etc).
At the end of the festival, the set structures and the plants were donated to the community gardens that have participated in the project, creating a positive legacy.
Designer: Claire Halleran
Ecoscenographer: Mona Kastell
Gardener: Mike Turner
Photography: Mona Kastell
Plants kindly on loan from community gardens and herb nursery:
and donated by permaculturist Nenya Nilne and nursery: