The Edgware Primary School Superzone Scheme is a multi-faceted project for Barnet Council and Edgware Primary School involving movable growing and planter structures, growing workshops with school children led by GROW, and an accompanying zine of healthy food recipes and growing tips.

The planters are a series of movable timber ‘barrow’ structures at different heights that form planters, space for growing workshops - and tool storage. They are clad in a series of bespoke ceramic tiles, including a tile designed by the school children in a series of co-design workshops, and a ‘mix and match’ of tile offcuts from the manufacturer. A number of benches and stools made from reclaimed timber accompany the structures and can be stored in the barrow structures when not in use.

GROW are a local charity who work with schools and communities delivering bespoke programmes in sustainable food growing and outdoor learning. They ran a number of growing workshops with the school children which involved bringing some existing planters at the school back into use and planting bulbs and herbs around the school grounds. A series of workshops are planned in Spring 2024 using the movable planter structures.

Project by Mark & Cristina, GROW and Commissioned by You.

^ Illustration of proposed structures

^ Tile design made in a co-design workshop facilitated by Cristina with school children

^ GROW’s introductory growing workshops with school children in October 2023 ahead of full workshop programme in Spring 2024