As part of the public art programme at Berewood residential development in South Hampshire, London-based art, landscape and architecture practice, Wayward, will deliver a multi-strand community engagement project. The first strand of this, ‘It Takes 700 Acorns to Grow a Boat’ is a community-wide acorn growing campaign. Pupils from Berewood Primary School collected acorns from Berewood’s woodland, and will nurture these samplings until they are ready to be re-planted out into the forest. The 700 collected acorns will grow into a woodland large enough to build a HMS Victory ship, celebrating the area’s nautical history and helping to reseed new forests for the region.
Wayward is a landscape, architecture & art practice based in London–an award-winning collective of designers, artists & urban growers. Since 2006, Wayward has pioneered new methodologies in the creative use of underutilised land, transforming derelict sites into large-scale, design-driven spaces that engage local communities & inspire international audiences
“The oak trees will eventually be planted on the Berewood development, growing with the children and the new development, for future generations to enjoy.”