THE BIG PICTURE
Each installation is a small joining piece in the completion of the big picture that connects up the separated pieces of vegetation within the city.
Once connected, these installations form pollinator pathways (biocorridors) that connect pollinator habitats, attracting and increasing pollinator species in the city
These pathways make it easier for pollinators to travel throughout the city and pollinate the edible urban gardens gardens establishing throughout the city.
This proposed network is based on a research thesis that analysed Auckland's pollinators, its vegetation patches and the most effective way to connect them. It takes in to consideration the positions of existing pollinator patches, urban blockages such as roads, motorways & rooftops, the percentage of vegetation coverage found and the pollinator quality of said vegetation.
There are a variety of different mapping types. Our approach is to focus on four typical pollinator species using the landscape contour species-specific model combined with an overall pattern based landscape patch-matrix-corridor model. This conveys how landscape change has affected pollinators as a whole in the Auckland area and displays the most important areas to improve using design interventions.
Many people are striving to become more self-sustainable and are beginning to create vegetable plots on even the smallest sections of land. These plots however will struggle to thrive without pollinators visiting the crops.
If you would like to be part of the solution and help your community's local food sources flourish, then please contact us today and see how you can help.