Archive for the ‘SCHOOL GARDENS’ Category
Friday, June 8th, 2012
To celebrate world enviornment day Jet Star magazine has done an article on various environmentally focussed organisations in Australia to show their good work. Urban Reforestation was a part of this selection of organisations! There are some great sustainability ideas out there. Great time to remember to take action for our beautiful planet, its habitat which includes its creative and innovative people!! Have a read at this link. http://www.jetstarmag.com/story/green-go-getters/1640/1/
Tags: Urban Reforestation, World Environment Day 2012
Posted in BEAUTY IN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, CREATIVE COMMUNITIES, DOCKLANDS, Emily Ballantyne-Brodie, MELBOURNE, SCHOOL GARDENS, SOCIAL ENTERPRISE, SOCIAL INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN RESEARCH, SUSTAINABLE EVERYDAY DESIGN | No Comments »
Friday, January 13th, 2012
An interesting article to read on the Treehugger, 12/01/2012: http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/are-islam-and-permaculture-match-made-heaven.html
Further to a project run in Jordan and that managed to turn an arid, salty desert into fertile soil, a 1 ha permaculture school farm as well as a 16 ha farm permaculture college are now about to open. Please click on the following link to read more about this: http://permaculture.org.au/2011/08/30/jordan-valley-permaculture-project-august-2011-photo-update/
Permaculture (originally referring to “permanent culture”) is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that are modelled on the relationships found in nature. It is based on the ecology of how things interrelate rather than on the strictly biological concerns that form the foundation of modern agriculture. Permaculture aims to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs; it’s a system of design where each element supports and feeds other elements, ultimately aiming at systems that are virtually self-sustaining and into which humans fit as an integral part.
According to the teacher running the project in Jordan, “permaculture could be a perfect antidote to the food crises facing the Middle East.”
Tags: agriculture, sustainability, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, sustainable development, treehugger
Posted in CLIMATE CHANGE, General, SCHOOL GARDENS, SOCIAL DESIGN, SUSTAINABILITY, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN RESEARCH, SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES | No Comments »
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
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. See a photo of her with her inspirational Green Team below. Stay in touch for developments on this exciting new project!
Tags: Brentwood Secondary College
Posted in BEAUTY IN SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, PERI URBAN AGRICULTURE, SCHOOL GARDENS, SOCIAL INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, SUSTAINABLE DESIGN, URBAN FARMING, Urban Reforestation, URBAN SUSTAINABILITY | No Comments »