Urban Farms growing food for Melbourne and Regional Victoria
Urban farms can play their part in building food security in our cities and communities. Check out this short film on a number of productive pop up water efficient urban farms in Melbourne and regional Victoria that have been donating significant amounts of food to local charities over the past 6 months.
Farms at The Cape at Cape Paterson, Australian Ecosystems, Melbourne Skyfarm and The Sustainable Coffee Company have been harvesting and donating food to food charities such as Ozharvest this summer, and show another way to increase the supply of fresh food to those who need it.
All of these farms are sited in carparks or underutilised spaces that were bare spaces not so long ago. They are capturing and diverting surplus organic resources and nutrients such as food waste and green waste and cycling this straight back into local food production.
The farms are made from Foodcube wicking beds, which are made from 80% recycled food grade plastic and are designed and made in Melbourne. The farms have been designed and built by The Sustainable Landscape Company.
We are under no illusions that urban farms will replace the important work done by our food growing experts – our farmers – and that we need to support our farmers and take action on climate change. But we also recognise that well designed urban farming can help augment food supply and help build the circular economy and increase the supply of fresh food to food charities.
If you are interested in an having an urban farm designed and built for your workplace, home or community space, feel free to make contact at The Sustainable Landscape Company or Foodcube wicking beds are available from Biofilta
www.biofilta.com.au – Biofilta
www.theslc.com.au – The Sustainable Landscape Company
www.australianecosystems.com.au – Australian Ecosystems