Nick Rose

Over two days and two evenings on the 23rd and 24th February at William Angliss Institute, 240 community members, researchers, government representatives, business people and urban growers to explore the rich, complex and exciting field of urban and peri-urban agriculture.

The focus, the people, the different contents, the exploration, the connections, the informality, the down to earth approaches, the fun, the conversations rolled the day in to a moving, what, a ball. A learning atmosphere. It was like being inside a living thing, like in a worm farm, feasting on watermelon. With IQ’s….”

Attendees heard from sixty local and international advocates, researchers and practitioners on a wide range of presentations, from strategies to protect peri-urban farmland, to urban soils and substrates, and the emerging field of citizen science.

To read our summary report of this wonderful event please click here: Urban Ag Forum Report 210518

To read the full UAF booklet including the program and all speaker bios and abstracts, please click here: Sustain-Urban Ag Forum Booklet Feb 2018

 

 

Urban Ag Forum Dinner with Bruce Pascoe and Ben Shewry on 23rd February at the Angliss Restaurant