- Oct 25 2018
- 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Reclaiming the Urban Commons Book Launch
Join co-editor Nick Rose, together with contributing authors & urban food pioneers Peta Christensen (Cultivating Community), Liz Clay (Baw Baw Organics), Vanessa Kwiatkowski & Mat Lumalasi (Melbourne City Rooftop Honey), as well as Morgan Koegel, General Manager of 3000 acres & international guest, Canadian food systems & food movements expert Dr Charles Levkoe from Lakehead University in Ontario, for this special launch event & celebration of urban agriculture in Australia.
This book is a critical reflection on the past and the present of urban food growing in Australia, as well as a map and a passionate rallying call to a better future as an urbanised species. It addresses the critical question of how to design, share, and live well in our cities and towns. It describes how to translate concepts of sustainable production into daily practices and ways of sharing spaces and working together for mutual benefit, and also reflects on how we can learn from our productive urban past.
Thursday 25 October 2018 at 6:00pm
William Angliss Institute
Building E, Theatre EG17,
555 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
David Holmgren’s chapter is Garden Farming: The Foundation for Agriculturally Productive Cities and Towns.
Here’s the opening paragraph:
Australian suburbs can be transformed into productive, resilient and sustainable places to live through garden farming. Growing food right where people live, in back and front yards, has environmental, social and psychological benefits. Garden farming in the household, non-monetary economy is complementary to commercial urban and peri-urban agriculture that, collectively, can be the heart of a resilient bio-regional food system.