Come along to explore and learn how a desolate, ex-landfill site has been transformed into an amazingly abundant space of organic food and flower growing, plus community connection.
Led by Clare Harvey, Urban Farmer from Melbourne Food Hub, this exciting tour will open your mind to the possibilities of urban food hubs in metro settings. Clare will discuss the unique methods of construction used to overcome the challenges of the site, how soil and compost are built, various methods of organic pest and weed control, as well as what exciting flower and food crops are in the ground currently.
Please bring along any questions you have about organic growing!
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.
Attendees: please meet at the Melbourne Innovation Centre sign to commence tour.
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.
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.
More info : www.melbournefoodhub.org.au
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.
For more information or to register to attend, visit events.humanitix.com/urban-market-garden-tour-of-melbourne-food-hub
Or contact Lou Ridsdale