WHY URBAN FARMING?
The role of urban agriculture on our site is to reconnect city folk with how and where their food is grown by demonstrating through interactive and participatory learning.
As our cities expand and more pressure is placed on our green wedges and peri-urban areas, urban agriculture is becoming increasingly important. Urban agriculture can help to address food insecurity, provide a place for human connection to food and land, and increase biodiversity within our urban environments.
We work with schools, universities, community groups, volunteers, not-for-profits and businesses to make the biggest impact we can – on our patch, and theirs. Want to collaborate? Get in touch.
TRAINING + WORKSHOPS
Our urban farm is a place for everybody to learn about growing food sustainably in any urban environment.
We hold farm open days and workshops to build a better understanding of what local food can do for communities.
We’re also working with Bridge Darebin to deliver an Intro to Urban Farming course specifically tailored towards building pathways to employment for disadvantaged youth.
Can’t think of anything better than getting your hands dirty? We’re with you.
We love to share our beautiful Alphington farm with people looking for the perfect spot for a small event or to learn with their team.
Check out our corporate volunteering program or send us your event idea.
RESEARCH + PARTNERSHIPS
Modelling a sustainable food system is so important to us – testing out new ideas and leading the way to make local food the norm.
We’re currently working with RMIT to trial home composting methods and have a number of wicking technologies onsite including market garden beds.
GROW / SOURCE / EAT
Not only do we source from local, small-scale and regenerative producers, we grow our own at our Alphington site.
Every week, our fruit + veggie subscription will include fresh, urban produce handpicked by our team.
Find out more about Grow / Source / Eat here.