Hey Food Gardening Fans! slip, slop, slap….& byo waterbottle to cycle or stroll our edible neighbourhoods route through Yarra’s diverse & inspiring mix of streetscape food gardens. Meet the gardeners and hear about the gardens at these times: 10.30am cnr Ramsden St/Clifton Av, Clifton Hill ( Melways 2C,K3) Yarra’s first ‘official’ resident-initiated council-permitted street planterbox foodgarden [...]
The City of Yarra’s world leading position is in danger of being lost. In spite of all the good work done so far, the clear need for the role, and the desire for the role by the community, the Council hasn’t included funding for the Urban Agriculture Facilitator in the 2012/13 budget. The Council introduced [...]
One of the most exciting things in Community Gardening happened last weekend. You might have missed it, because it was without fanfare, and very localised: Maud and Neil put up a planter box on a streetside close to where they live. You don’t feel excited? You should do, because this was the first streetside planter [...]
Cultivating Community & Yarra Climate Action Now happily present a forum on community gardens in the City of Yarra and a workshop for helping home and community gardeners compost at home.
Sunday March 18th, 11am-1pm, Gordon St Laneway, access next to 23 Gordon St, Clifton Hill
It’s been an interesting week for urban agriculture enthusiasts. On Thursday 21st July, Carolyn Steel presented the Melbourne State of Design Festival Keynote Address. She gave a potted history of how cities were shaped around food production, and how the city authorities needed to keep a grip on food supply if they wanted to retain [...]
It’s hard not to feel dispirited sometimes: wanting to do something for the climate but being faced by huge odds. It’s not surprising that political activism isn’t for everyone. But there are things that we can do, acts which make us feel good about ourselves, which help us feel part of the community in which [...]