Welcome to this special Urban Agriculture podcast series celebrating Urban Agriculture Month (Nov 2022). My first guest is Jacqui Besgrove of Pocket City Farms in central Sydney. Back in 2015, they began the transformation of a disused bowling green into a wonderfully thriving community food hub, and they want to contribute to urban farming becoming a normal part of our society and urban fabric.
Local sustainable food production close to where the bulk of our population live - and can connect with and learn from - is integral in securing a healthy future for our communities and our planet. Pocket City Farm is about growing local and organic produce, providing education about food and farming, and creating community connection through being a welcoming place full of fabulous programs.
Guest: Jacqui Besgrove
Jacqui Besgrove is COO at Pocket City Farms and has over 10 years experience working as a permaculture designer as ¼ of Permablitz the Gong!, through her own private consulting practice Earthrise Permaculture and has experience applying permaculture design principles to social enterprise settings with her work at Green Connect. She leads Restorative Ecologies: Permaculture Principles and Practice as part of the UNSW Master of Environmental Management program. She is passionate about urban solutions and promoting permaculture principles and practice within our cities and suburbs to increase resilience and show how much fun radical downshifting can be.
Podcast Host: Morag Gamble
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.
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.
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.
For more information or to register to attend, visit youtu.be/xVsHNNVH0MU
Or contact Morag Gamble