Please help! Mapping university green/edible spaces
Hi all, I am a UCL alumnus currently planning a UCL-funded project to get students, staff and community members mapping the green spaces at UCL that already/could be used to develop urban gardening sites. University campuses have so much redundant space that could go to sustaining community food banks and feeding students, something that looks unlikely to change on an infrastructural level. It's time for some grassroots guerilla gardening!
Over the next 6 months, I will be setting up an in-person UCL network to map the campus and surrounding areas, hoping to provide accessible and complete information about how students can garden urban spaces easily and legally. Mapping in a team using OSM is new for me, and so I would really appreciate advice and ideas, as well as mapping workshop suggestions/recommendations (how to run them, activities to do, who could help me facilitate them...). If anyone would like to get involved, that would be fantastic.
I hope that if this goes well at UCL, Open Street Maps might eventually be able to coordinate a collaborative national or global effort to get universities mapping edible campus spaces! Perhaps a new layer for the map...?
Thanks in advance for your advice and suggestions.