February 2013 – Present

Shepparton Food Hub evolved out of the City of Greater Shepparton’s desire to create a community garden at KidsTown adventure playground in Mooroopna. Pollen Studio sought out Emily Ballantyne-Brodie as a key partner in developing the design and services of a garden that would localize the food system of the Goulburn Valley, Regional Victoria.

The Goulburn Valley is not just known as Australia’s Food Bowl, but as South East Asia’s Food Bowl. In the Shepparton Food Hub project we are exploring new local food services, new business / enterprise models, a beautiful design people can enjoy and we are creating a place that makes local food accessible to all.

The Shepparton Food Hub is a $7 million proposal that needs to unfold over multiple stages under a flexible implementation strategy that we hope will be supported by the local community, social entrepreneurs and businesses as well as local, state and federal government organisations. The project is currently being assessed as a draft by the Greater Shepparton City Council commencing in 2014/15.

To learn more about the Shepparton Food Hub visit Pollen Studio.


Photography provided by Hilary Bradford