North Belfast Garden GridNorth Belfast Health Summit #NBHealthSummit

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During 2020 ten community organisations working with Ashton co-designed a solution for the large number of problematic and wasted sites in North Belfast. The strategy will bring these sites into use and link them into a ‘grid’ of spaces under a common land management organisation as a social enterprise plant nursery. This Garden Grid will form a resilient network to tackle space and transition neighbourhoods.

The Plant Nursery will use ‘pop-up’ container and mobile planting techniques to allow the wide variety of sites to be adapted quickly with minimal capital. A head gardener leads a team of trainees to make productive use of the spaces and work with residents on issues of health and well-being, street safety and food growing initiatives.


  • Mark Hackett Architect, Ashton Community Trust
  • Prof Aoife Houlihan Wiberg Chair of Research in Architecture, Ulster University
  • Jürgen Patzak-Poor Architect – Berlin, former Belfast resident
  • Sean Byers Just Transition
  • Prof Duncan Morrow Ulster University

One Small Step, One Giant Leap for our Community

As part of the Communities in Transition (CIT) Health & Wellbeing programme, Ashton Community Trust, in partnership with Lighthouse and YeHa are delighted to host a virtual North Belfast Health Summit to explore the work of community initiatives currently being delivered across the North Belfast area.

This event will bring together panels of experts in a series of webinars to outline developments in CIT projects and help understand their positive impact in North Belfast and beyond.

Discussion Themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Capacity Building
  • Urban Regeneration
  • Community Safety

We invite local residents and those who are actively engaged at a grassroots level to sign up and participate in any or all of our live event sessions.

Tickets are still available to hear from our experts on #healthandwellbeing, #capacitybuilding, #urbanregeneration and #communitysafety in #NorthBelfast

FREE to attend! Register now: