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!!
Last week the On the Edge Forum took place. It was a successful day with many people connecting and finding a vision forward to peri-urban agricultural land around our city.
An exciting announcement!
In collaboration with Brentwood Secondary College, Urban Reforestation is designing and constructing an educational learning garden for the school. We are so pleased to be assisting the school as we have been involved with Brentwood's progressive Green Teams work over the past two years. This is our flagship secondary college garden project. The aim of the garden is to teach students about environment and sustainability through gardening, sustainable living programs, energy and water efficiency and much more. Thea Nicholas the schools Sustainability Teacher is driving the project and hopes to create positive environmental changes in the school through this garden. Stay in touch for developments on this exciting new project.
Okay all, we have a Spring Challenge for you!! We want you to send through a photo of your tomato plants and you will have a chance to win a UR Pack from us worth $250!
On the Edge Forum, October 25th 2011 For the past year Urban Reforestation has been working with a wonderful group of people from different organisations around Melbourne, including Village Well, the Food Alliance, Victorian Eco Innovation Lab and RMIT. We are exploring and challenging the ‘re-thinking’ and ‘re-designing’ of our peri-urban agricultural landscape. We are holding a forum with international guests to bring this issue to attention on the 25th of October 2011.
What is peri-urban agriculture and why is it so important to the sustainability of our cities?