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Soil in the city: overcoming challenges of soil contamination and urban soils.

Melbourne Food Hub, 2 Wingrove Street, Alphington, VIC 3078
$45 - $25
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Join Clare Harvey, Urban Farmer from Melbourne Food Hub, on an awesome discovery about healthy soils.

In this 2 hour workshop we will delve into the fascinating world of urban soils and all of their challenges!

Topics to be covered:

We will discuss how to test your soil for contamination and various methods to both resolve and work around this for abundance.
We will do some hands-on soil testing and create compost via several methods.
We will be chatting about opportunities for soil-free food growing and how to construct above ground options.
Bring along a small soil sample that you'd like to test, as well as any questions!
Come connect and learn with us about the importance of healthy soil and its relationship with humans and plants. This workshop will help to demystify the incredible world of soil and teach you how to test, build and maintain your soil to ensure safe and delicious crops!

Attendees, please meet us at the Melbourne Innovation Centre sign before we commence.

This event is part of Sustain: The Australian Food Network's Urban Agriculture Month, held in November.

Bookings essential, very limited spots. Don't miss out.

Bio :

Clare Harvey is a qualified horticulturist and market gardener with many years of experience spanning across organic farms, community gardens and permaculture projects. She is very passionate about the intersection of food growing and social justice, and the ability for urban farms to rehabilitate land and bring community together.

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About Melbourne Food Hub:

We help you engage with your food.

We connect Victoria’s growers, makers and eaters through a shared appreciation and respect for the region’s people and resources.

Together, we strive to build a local and fair food system that’s genuinely nourishing.

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About Sustain:

Sustain is a “think and do” network, specialising in designing and building sustainable and healthy food systems. We work with governments, councils, and community leaders to help map local food systems, and develop evidence-based and achievable policies and programs. We sow the seeds of change with events, policy work, practice & thought leadership, capacity building, and collective action. We give people, councils, and organisations the tools they need to help them become empowered food citizens, supporting healthy communities, people and ecosystems.

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