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Australia embraces the year of #UrbanFarming

The Australian Food Network believe that 2019 will be the year for urban farming as it invests in two major projects.

Map of Australia. Photo credit: Pexels

Map of Australia. Photo credit: Pexels

Sustain: the Australian Food Network are working to change the face of urban agriculture and make it a viable way to produce sustainable food.

In Melbourne the Food Hub are developing an educational 500 sq metre urban farm. The farm will include raised and wicking beds made from upcycled and recycled materials, a propagation space, a soils education centre, composting and worm farming, raised food forests and permaculture-inspired gardens, bush foods, mushroom cultivation and an outdoor classroom for hosting events and workshops.

The Cardinia Community Food Strategy was launched on 8 February aims to establish a healthy, delicious, sustainable and fair food system for all residents of Cardinia Shire. Part of the Cardinia Food Movement the food strategy "provides a clear planning framework to ensure Cardinia Shire is a liveable, resilient community where the environment flourishes and residents are healthy, included and connected."

Published 21 Feb 2019

Sustainable Food Places: The Sustainable Food Places Network helps people and places share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice on key food issues, so if you are working to drive positive food change or are interested in developing a programme, please do get in touch.

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