BEAUTY IN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

NEW DOCKLANDS COMMUNITY GARDEN OPEN!

NEW DOCKLANDS COMMUNITY GARDEN OPEN!

Docklands Garden Brings Life and Soul to the Docks in Melbourne!

Melbourne’s love of bringing life to hidden spaces has sprouted in Docklands with the opening of its Community Garden in Geographe Street Docklands on Sunday 15 July, in a joint initiative from Urban Reforestation, Places Victoria and the City of Melbourne.
 

Coltivando: Community Garden at Politecnico di Milano

Coltivando: Community Garden at Politecnico di Milano

Coltivando: Community Garden at Politecnico di Milano is a project Urban Reforestation has been collaborating with this year. Please have a read about the progress of this exciting garden.

Edible Bus Stop, London

Edible Bus Stop, London

The Edible Bus Stop transforms neglected sites across London’s bus network into valuable community growing spaces. Originating as a guerilla garden project adjacent to a bus stop in South London, they transform once-forgotten spaces into thriving neighbourhood hubs that are celebrated by local residents and users of the bus route. 

FEEDING MILAN PROJECT

FEEDING MILAN PROJECT

The Feeding Milan project is a joint effort of 3 partners: Slow Food, Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche (University of Gastronomic Sciences) and Politecnico di Milano. The aim of the project is to design a system of services and infrastructures to develop a more efficient and effective Milanese agri-food chain (involving both the city and the Agricultural Park South Milano), in order to shape a scenario of sustainable and innovative metro-agriculture.

Convivial Gardens: What is the difference to an Allotment Garden?

Convivial Gardens: What is the difference to an Allotment Garden?

Urban Reforestation has implemented various garden projects, which focus strongly on the design element of 'people' and 'community'. These gardens are known as 'convivial gardens'. A convivial garden differs from a typical 'allotment model' in whereby gardeners care for individual plots in a larger gardening area, often sharing a tool shed and other amenities. (an example of this is the Fulham Allotments in London, which Urban Reforestation recently wrote about).