The Super (Trees) Hack

October 7th, 2017 08:30 → October 7th, 2017 18:00

Festival Church, Queen St, CH1 3LG
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This will be a super-charged, super-tree hack in just ONE DAY, accelerating Steve's SuperTrees project to bring more biodiversity to Chester and spread the word about the worrying decline we're seeing around the world...

Been 'n' gone

This gig's over but check out the calendar for the next one.

Steve is desperate to bring GREEN to our GREY city. He is passionate about ecology and the disappearing biodiversity around the world. And he needs our help!

placemaking #ecology # design #education


Steve's project is based around the aim to construct 3 recycled metal trees on Hooleway Roundabout - made from latticework and covered in organic matter. They will increase biodiversity (bugs, insects, birds). The trees themselves will be around 5-7 meters in height and will have within them solar panels; these could power lights or LEDs embedded within the tree, or could they power something else?

The roundabout space is ripe for the picking, and the area could become an educational learning space for families, schools and community groups. It could tell a story of biodiversity decline, and positive ways to make a difference at home. The hack will help formulate creative solutions for this - educational murals, interactive green spaces, carbon monitors producing data for scientific analysis, and potentially augmented reality functions, creating a world of ‘eco-information’.

SuperTrees Asks

How do we convey the SuperTrees project online?

How do we make the project SHOUT?

The roundabout space - landscaping, learning, storytelling - creative design ideas?

Any advice on the nitty gritty - funding, fundraising, planning permission, regulatory challenges?

Our BFFs Commonhall Social and Ginger are kindly sponsoring the entire event for us - covering the costs of the venue, and all the fuel you'll need to keep your clever brains alive and kicking all day. This includes breakfast, refreshments, lunch and drinks all day.

If this tickles your fancy and you are serious about coming to make a positive difference, please register by selecting a Skill above and clicking 'Attend' to bag yourself a limited space.

We will email all those that register much more detailed information about the project background closer to the time.

P.S. We'll be having some informal drinks from 7pm on the Friday evening at Commonhall Social , to give everyone a chance to meet all the GFNrs coming to the hack. It's a really nice way of getting to know people before the day itself, please pop along!

Who was there?

  • Sam Ryley
  • Sylvie
  • Rob Edwards
  • Joe Fawley
  • Heather
  • Ben Iles
  • Hope
  • James Roberts
  • niall macfadyen
  • James Mellor
  • Jon Mason
  • Anya
  • Andy Tabberer
  • Liz
  • Jessie Court
  • Sarah Pegg
  • Al Jones
  • Mark
  • christine evans
  • Jon Dytor
  • Hannah
  • Uná Meehan
  • Holly Ffi