The LIVINGbridge is an urban garden located on the old rail bridge over 97 Street in downtown Edmonton. It was inspired by urban design that encourage a sense of community ownership and enjoyment of public green space.
The garden's location over 97th Street at 105th Avenue creates a unique opportunity to provide a new, distinctive vantage point of the city, and becomes a destination for relaxation, thereby beautifying and revitalizing an under-utilized area and improving its perceived safety and value to the community. The hope is to foster pride and community engagement for the Downtown Edmonton, McCauley and Boyle Street neighbourhoods that intersect its borders.
The garden will be planted with native, drought resistant plants and indigenous edibles to lessen water consumption and reduce the environmental impact. Residents from the Downtown Edmonton, McCauley, Boyle Street communities are invited to collaborate in planting and maintaining the garden.
The project was organized by Chelsea Boos, Carmen Douville and Erin Ross, with support from Robyn Webb and Stephanie Bailey. They would like to thank the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Stollery Charitable Foundation, Station Lands LTD, Sustainable Food Edmonton, The City of Edmonton, Downtown Edmonton Community League, Classic Landscapes, and Hole's Greenhouses for their contributions. Special thanks to our friends and families for their encouragement and assistance throughout the project.