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Episode 84: Hyper-local farming at Fawkner Food Bowls with Hilary Hoggett and Morag Gamble - Urban Agriculture Month series part 3

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Landscape Architect and urban farmer, Hilary Hoggett - President of Fawkner Food Bowls in Naarm (Melbourne) - takes us on a journey into hyper-local food systems.

This is part 3 of our 5 part Urban Agriculture podcast series celebrating Urban Agriculture Month (Nov 2022)

Fawkner Food Bowls is a community market garden which grows herbs, vegetables, and seedlings for their very local area. They work with volunteers and community members providing culturally relevant food in a thriving growing space where community can learn about urban food growing through sustainable and regenerative growing practices. They strive to address local food security through growing and distributing food, support social cohesion within their diverse community, and build community resilience in the face of climate change.

Fawkner Food Bowls started with two local residents who wanted to grow food on a larger scale than their front yards AND find a family-friendly place to relax, enjoy and meet other locals. Their ideas were supported first by the Fawkner Bowling Club and also by The Neighbourhood Project, an urban placemaking initiative of CoDesign Studio - and it has grown from strength to strength - particularly meeting local food and community needs during the long lockdowns in Melbourne.

Urban Agriculture Month
This special Urban Agriculture series on Sense-Making in a Changing World is brought to you by the Permaculture Education Institute in collaboration with Sustain Australia - celebrating growing food in cities and towns for Urban Agriculture Month.

Podcast Host: Morag Gamble
Urban Agriculture Month Ambassador, Morag Gamble, founder of Permaculture Education Institute & teacher of permaculture teachers, is a passionate advocate for urban permaculture and has been deeply involved in creating, supporting and networking projects and programs for 30 years on 5 continents. She is cofounder of Northey Street City Farm in Brisbane and the Australian Community Gardens Network. Her blog and youtube channel include loads of urban permaculture content and this podcast features many urban agriculture pioneers.

This podcast is supported by Permaculture Education Institute - teaching permaculture teachers globally. We host courses, and free film club and masterclass events.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live work and play and pay or respects to elders past and present.

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For more information or to register to attend, visit

Or contact Morag Gamble