Plans go in for urban farm on roof of Birmingham car park

Plans have gone in for an urban farm at the top of a car park in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

As well as the urban farm, the plans for the Vyse Street site from Slow Food Birmingham include glass houses, a community space and garden, education hub and cafe.

Slow Food Birmingham said: “We hope that the project will foster valuable conversations about the city’s food system and create a model for change, championing hyper local food production and education.”

It added: “As part of the wider vision we hope to continue to repurpose the top floors of the car park and turn grey wasted space to green productive space with the needs and wants of the local community at its heart.”

Slow Food Birmingham says it aims to champion local producers and food businesses, support the local economy and local people by providing a fresher, tastier and more sustainable alternative to the carbon intensive supply chains of major supermarkets.

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