Why Urban Agriculture
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.
Who we work with
Since 2019, Melbourne Polytechnic has been working on our urban agriculture site as a demonstration space to teach their Horticulture students about food production and urban farming.
Darebin Information Volunteer Resource Service (DIVRS) is a non-profit organisation that offers a variety of resources which aim to protect and support vulnerable members of the Darebin Community in Melbourne, Australia. DIVRS have access to the wicking beds that you see on the Alphington Farmers Market site. Volunteers cultivate, plant and harvest produce from these beds which contribute to their Urban Food program, delivering fresh food to people who are experiencing food insecurity within Darebin.
Volunteer base: Our Urban Farm volunteers help with all aspects of food production on site, from building beds, planting, watering, maintaining and harvesting produce. We have working bees every week that are open to the public, so get in touch here.