Over the past week Urban Reforestation's director Emily Ballantyne-Brodie attended the Victorian Super Trade Mission in China. This week our organisation, along with the Victorian Sustainable Urban Design Delegation (40 leading architecture, development and urban design companies from Victoria) has met people from all around China who are interested in designing liveable and sustainable cities.
The new Noble Park Community Garden is an initiative of Noble Park Community Centre and is strongly supported by local council and local businesses. Together with key stakeholders, Noble Park Community Centre and Urban Reforestation are seeking to define a vision for the site that will deliver an exemplar community garden for the benefit of local residents and the Noble Park Community Centre visitors. Key to the success of this project is the engagement of the local community in the design and delivery of the space, to build support and energy for the project and as a tool to assist in community building.
Here are the Urban Reforestation reports on our Target 3008 project at Docklands, Melbourne, supported by the Victorian Government's Sustainability Fund and a large amount of in-kind support.
Today we visited the Schumacher College in Dartington Hall, UK to explore their approach to sustainable living education. We were warmly received by everyone at the college, which was heart warming! People from all over the world, of all ages and backgrounds, have been informed, inspired and encouraged to act, by the Schumacher College's 20 years of transformative courses for sustainable living.
Urban Reforestation is happy to announce the winner of our Tomato Plant Competition we designed with Places Victoria! Andy Wallace's tomato plant is growing beautifully, as you see in this image. Congratulations Andy you have won a $250 planting prize pack full of wonderful gardening goodies!!