The artist Owen Griffith was given a site to create some form of art for one year, Vetch Veg is the outcome of this project.
‘The work has involved transforming a derelict, city centre football stadium into a vegetable garden. Vetch Veg is an interdisciplinary project, part sculpture, part centre, part eco system and resource. Unlocking unused land, owned by local authority and earmarked for unimaginative development, I was interested in the notion of the artwork as the catalyst and the artist as communicator between government and society. Inviting the local authority to trust the public, engaging them as active participants rather than witnesses of the changing landscape of their city.’ ( http://www.vetchveg.co.uk/wp/owen-griffiths/ )
The artist values how the act of growing something together , sharing an outside space as a community and the interactions between both people and plants is so important this is something I also feel very strongly about.