The Rosebay Urban Farm proposal on Bateman’s Row, Shoreditch, draws inspiration from the independent London spirit symbolised by London’s flower – the rosebay willowherb. Caught somewhere between the artists’ studios of East London, and Suit City of central London, in recent years the local area has been victim to the sterility of gentrification and consequential removal of grass-roots community initiatives and spaces. The aim of the urban farm is to provide a series of flexible spaces that champion the latest innovations in aeroponic growing systems, to be used for community gathering, learning and growing, with benefit to local residents and businesses.