The Word on the Street

Published in Livingmaps Review Issue 9, 2020 LINES OF DESIRE Download the full paper here

Gallery of refugee gardens, Kurdistan

One of the main aims of the Lemon Tree Trust was to support home gardens for refugees. Below are a selection of images that show the wide range…

Publication: Cultivating refuge: the role of urban agriculture amongst refugees

Title of paper: Cultivating refuge: the role of urban agriculture amongst refugees and forced migrants in the Kurdistan region of Iraq Cultivating refuge: the role of urban agriculture…

Map Gallery

The map gallery features a selection of images, some high resolution, of maps, and other art work associated with the walks and events. if you copy and image…

Edible Map of Newcastle

From the 16th-23rd of May 2015 I exhibited the Edible Map of Newcastle, alongside limited edition plates, and a series of seven-day artist led walks, as part of the…

Walks gallery

A selection of images from various Edible Walks, including Hackney, Peterborough, Newcastle, Shieldfield, 2010 – 2019. Images, ©Mikey Tomkins, SAW, Julia Heslop, Sandra Keating

Costumes Gallery

Edible Map Plates

As part of the communal aspect of eating and sharing harvests, I have begun to develop the maps into plates. This is still a nascent idea but one…

SHIELDFIELD WHEATFIELD

SHIELDFIELD WHEATFIELD was a project in collaboration with Shieldfield Art Works, begun in 2018, with the aim of growing urban wheat in Shieldfield, Newcastle. The wheat would then…

Urban Wheat Guardian

The Urban Wheat Guardian, is one of two costumes and masks I have been making over 2020, the second is the Fish Spirit Catcher. The Urban Wheat Guardian…

Films: urban agriculture and refugee camps in northern Iraq

These films made in 2016 and 2017, explores how various aspects of urban agriculture, from home gardens to market gardens help transform the refugee camp and enrich the…

RGS: Edible Map walk narrative and instructions

Below is the full description of the Hackney edible walk from the RGS Website. I was interviewed by the RGS who transcribed and edited by commentary as shown…

Fish Spirit Catcher/ Guardian of the Sweetcorn

These costumes below, as well as the wheat costume, were created to help explore questions around the cultural response to urban food production within my imaginary maps. For…

Edible Map of Shieldfield, Newcastle

  June 2019. As part of an exhibition at Shieldfield Art Works, Newcastle upon Tyne I  exhibited the Edible Map of the Shieldfield as well as running a…

Dallas, quantitative mapping for home and market gardens

There is a companion page to this post, which explores the quantitative work that was undertaken in Dallas. This post deals with the quantitative mapping, which is an…

Edible Map Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Incredible Edible Bishop Auckland, County Durham. This map was drawn to support the launch of Incredible Edible Bishop Auckland, March 2019. The map focuses on the central part…

Other film work

Prior to focusing on academic and art practices around the subject of UA, I was a film maker and below are some of the previous films and videos…

Forced Migration Review

Thriving spaces: greening refugee settlements Authors: Dr. Carrie Perkins, Dr. Andrew Adam-Bradford and Dr. Mikey Tomkins By incorporating urban agriculture initiatives within refugee camp settings, the concept of…

Press: Gardens of Hope

Article published in Gardens Illustrated, Caroline Beck (2018) “Gardens of Hope” explores the work of the Lemon Tree Trust in Northern Iraq. Article available here. 

Transforming Land, Transforming Lives

Co-authored report for the Lemon Tree Trust that details the work on UA and refugees.  From the introduction “At Lemon Tree Trust, we believe that urban agriculture –…