Urban environment is tricky territory; it can be planned to the smallest detail but will constantly change organically at the hands of its inhabitants. Whether it's the slums of New Delhi or the skyline of Manhattan, it's all about people shaping their own environment.
Since February 2013, I have been developing a promising and exciting project "Shepparton Food Hub" in collaboration with the City of Greater Shepparton and Pollen Studio (landscape architecture firm). The vision at Council is forward thinking and they are very keen to make some special projects around local food systems happen in their community.
As a part of the Sustainable Living Festival 2013 (our 6th time to participate!), Urban Reforestation ran a workshop called "new way of being". In essence the workshop was about 'being' in a natural environment in the middle of the city.
We often hear reference to the “green movement” all over the place these days. When people mention 'green' we usually understand it to be linked to one of the following: the green political party, greening places with trees and using green 'renewable' energy.