urban agriculture Archives - PacificEdge
With around nine city farms already on the ground or in planning around Australia, it appears city farming’s time is now.
In Adelaide, one of their number, Wagtail Urban Farm, is showing that small can certainly be bountiful…
It is time for reform of local government’s handling of community food initiatives on public land. It is time, too, to reform councils’ handling of complaints about those enterprises…
This article was written for the Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network following criticism in February 2014 of community food gardening and farmers’ markets by a representative body of the vegetable industry.
IN MID-FEBRUARY 2014, community gardeners around …
IT’S A COMMON BELIEF among people setting out to start a community garden that the first step is to find land, do a site analysis, do a design, build and start growing. Were it only so simple.
THESE URBAN FOOD ENTHUSIASTS call themselves Green Square Growers, and they’re a new group living adjacent to the brownfields that will soon house an additional 20,000 people in what s going to be a major urban renewal. Some live in Victoria Park, a large cluster of medium density apartments that offers a foretaste of what will appear in Green Square.
At Carrs Park, participatory planning and construction, cooperation between citizens and council and collaboration are creating a new community garden and outdoor classroom on a deserted bowling green…
By Russ Grayson. First published 2007.
Based on a David Holmgren’s (and here) address at the food security theme day of the Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network’s national conference, March 2007, Collingwood Town Hall, Melbourne.