Rooted in Hull (RiH) is an innovative Urban Agriculture Project currently being developed on St Peter’s Street in the centre of Hull.
Working in partnership with local business, RiH has take over a vacant development site and with the help of a broad coalition of community groups, local and national charities, it is transforming a long standing derelict site into community space and micro enterprise hub based around food, farming and the environment that will support city residents where it is most needed
The award winning concept farm structure itself is be unique, based on high quality entirely mobile infrastructure allowing it to make use of the vacant development site out of the development cycle, yet when required the whole project can be mobilized to another site allowing development to take place. This approach has many advantages: it will increase productivity of land; it will showcase the contribution of participants, many of which may be the most excluded in society, raising, confidence and aspiration; it will enhance the cityscape providing multiple ecosystem services; it will be movable and flexible, adapting and changing with the natural dynamics of city development; it allows for modules to be added over time with new enterprises; and it will promote change and a positive force increasing the resilience of both participants and the city.
Crucially, RiH aspires to develop an economically self-sustaining income generating social enterprise model providing a strong and resilient base from which project can be developed and protect itself from the boom and bust cycle created by a dependency on grant funding
designed with Ettridge Arcitecture.
RiH works particularly closely with Hull College supporting 14-16 year old students of construction to deliver real projects in the community. To date, students have converted three shipping containers to create a multipurpose space, shop and catering unit to be installed on our site along side a number of raised bed kits. They have also manufactured raised beds and a bench for two care homes in Hull. With us, the College and students will continue to play a key role in creating the build infrastructure to support growing and micro enterprise related to food, farming and the environment,
in Hull is in the early stages of construction and needs to secure additional capital funding for modules. For mor information on how you can help, please get in tough using the contact page.