On Sunday 15th of July the Docklands Community Garden was opened in the middle of this new suburb. This is the product of hard work over three years of the Docklands Community, Cultivating Community, government, and a social enterprise I am involved with called Urban Reforestation.
Over the past six months, Urban Reforestation's director Emily Ballantyne-Brodie has been assisting the Politecnico di Milano Design University to create their beautiful community garden - Coltivando "Convivial Garden". The Design and Innovation for Sustainability research lab which is a part of the INDACO department at Politecnico di Milano, is a world leading hub for sustainabile design. They are working on projects that focus on sustainable lifestyles with a particular focus on local food systems, co-housing, service design, social innovation and collaborative services.