Together with the University of Melbourne, 3000 acres, Cultivating Community, City of Yarra, Moreland Food Gardens Network and Port Phillip EcoCentre, Sustain invites you to participate in the:
Urban Agriculture Forum
Sunday 20 & Monday 21 November
University of Melbourne, Burnley Campus
Join key players in urban agriculture to celebrate achievements of the past 20 years, reflect on lessons learnt, and plan for a strong coordinated future.
THE EARLY BIRD WINS WORMS and more!
Register now and together with the 20% discount you could will win:
- a Hungry Bin worm farm, 2000 live worms, and free delivery. Valued at over $400! Thanks to our friends at Wormlovers.
- one of two Biofilta Foodwall wicking beds - a vertical and modular system to provide a highly water efficient vertical wicking garden bed that is self-sufficient.
What's good about Urban Ag?
“Urban agriculture – both inside the built-up city and in the peri-urban area – [not only provides] food to urban populations…[It also provides] eco-services, offering opportunities for recreation and enabling synergies (water, energy, CO2, organic wastes) with other urban sectors.”
Henk de Zeeuw, Cities and Urban Agriculture: Developing Resilient Food Systems, 2015
What will we discuss?
This two day forum will showcase best practice projects and case studies from Australia and internationally. Delegates will learn, discuss and plan the next steps required to strengthen and expand the urban agriculture movement in Melbourne, Victoria and the country as a whole.
Who should attend?
Anyone with a background or interest in:
- planning, designing and creating more resilient urban environments,
- enhancing equitable access to fresh fruit and vegetables,
- developing food-related employment and training opportunities,
- reducing environmental impacts of the food system, and
- influencing council and state government policy regarding food, environment and health.
Who will you meet?
Australian and international keynote speakers and panellists:
- Henk de Zeeuw, Senior Advisor to the Global Coordinating Unit, Resources Centre on Urban Agriculture & Food Security Foundation (RUAF)
- Debra Solomon, Amsterdam-based artist & founder of Urbaniahoeve (‘the city as our farm’) Social Design Lab for Urban Agriculture
- Dr Chris Williams, Senior Lecturer, Master in Urban Horticulture, Melbourne University
- Kathi Orsanic-Clark, Urban Agriculture Facilitator, City of Yarra
- Susie Scott, FareShare, Kitchen Garden Manager
- James Tutton, Director, Neometro
- Dr Rachel Carey, Research Fellow, Foodprint Melbourne Project, Melbourne University
- Michael Hands, CEO, 3000 Acres.
There are a limited number of sponsorship packages available.
Sponsors will be profiled in our conference booklet, have a display space to promote your organisation's work, services and / or products, and receive complimentary tickets.
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