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Growing Edible Towns and Cities: The state of urban agriculture in Victoria

550 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
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Urban agriculture - the growing of food in urban and peri-urban areas - is as old as the first world’s first cities. In early 2022 Sustain worked with Agriculture Victoria to conduct a first-ever mapping and survey of the urban agriculture sector in Victoria. What did we learn? Urban agriculture is always about much more than growing veggies. Now more than ever, urban farmers in all their diversity can play an important role in helping governments and communities meet the challenges of climate change, wellbeing, and food security. Presented by Drs Nick Rose and Kelly Donati, this William Angliss Institute Research Seminar series presents our findings and roadmap for urban agriculture in Victoria to launch our 2nd national Urban Agriculture Month. Patrick Turnbull, co-founder of Farm Raiser, will share a unique urban agriculture partnership with the Waratah Special Development School in Melbourne’s north. This inspiring story is a lesson in what is possibility when passionate urban farmers and schools join forces to nurture a more inclusive (and delicious!) community. We will enjoy a tour of the unique William Angliss Rain Garden featuring native medicinal and culinary plants in the heart of the city. Join us after for canapes and beverages on the deck of the Angliss Restaurant, featuring seasonal produce from Farm Raiser's very own urban farm. Because we love food but hate waste, bookings are essential so we can cater appropriately. This free event is made possible by the generous support of the William Angliss Institute Faculty of Higher Education.


Angliss rain garden tour: 4.45pm

Speakers and the launch of the report: 5.15 pm.

Following the report launch, light refreshments will be served.

The event concludes at 7.30 pm.

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For more information or to register to attend, visit

Or contact Nick Rose

Phone: 0414497819