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Posted On: 23rd Oct 2013

Cream of the Crop

Fixer Michael Lyndsey with his flyer
A photo of apples growing on a tree

A Belfast Fixer is hoping his campaign to create a ‘food forest’ in his area proves to be a top banana among locals.


Michael Lyndsey has helped come up with the ‘Plant the Seed’ campaign - a drive to build community food gardens across Belfast ensuring sustainability for generations.


With the help of Fixers, the 24-year-old, who recently graduated with a degree in Architectural Technology, has designed a leaflet which he will distribute throughout his community.


Having gained knowledge about sustainable energy, he hopes his idea will strike a chord with local councils, who could put these edible urban gardens in their parks.


Michael thinks the plan could also bring people together in his town and has even set up a Facebook page to get people talking.


‘My community in Belfast is still pretty divided. There’s not much intermingling- everyone just carries on with their own lives.


‘Hopefully this can open people’s hearts and bring them closer again.’


The aim is to set up as many community gardens as possible, where locals could either sell their produce on to distribution centres or harvest it for themselves.


The flyer gives information on the benefits of growing your own food and invites readers to join the campaign through the Facebook page.


‘It looks great, I’m really pleased with how the project has gone,' Michael adds.


‘I’m really passionate about this because I’ve seen the problems this area has had and the high unemployment rate.


‘This is a chance for Belfast to be self-sufficient and ensure the future of generations to come.’


Michael intends to start distributing the flyers as soon as possible, so he can take his campaign to local authorities who may be interested in backing his campaign.


Click the image to view the flyer.




Author: N. Farooq


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