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November 17th to 19th 2023 In-Person Event

A flagship event by Sustain: The Australian Food Network

Urban Agriculture Forum and CGA National Gathering

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The 2023 Urban Agriculture Forum:

Feeding the Future. Nourishing Country.

17th to 19th November 2023

National Centre of Indigenous Excellence – Redfern, Sydney NSW
(and ONLINE)

This event has now passed. You can read about the success of our Sydney Urban Agriculture Forum and the impact of Urban Agriculture Month by downloading the Sustain Urban Agriculture Month 2023 Report (PDF).

Sustain: The Australian Food Network's 4th National Urban Agriculture Forum (UAF), will be held from 17th-19th November this year in conjunction with Community Gardens Australia’s National Gathering, exploring this year's theme of Feeding the Future, Nourishing Country.

We are proud to hold the UAF for the first time on the lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. In hosting at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern (Sydney), we are reminded that Australian cities and towns have always been, and always will be, Country.

Redfern’s rich legacy as a centre of Aboriginal intellectual culture, political leadership and activism provides a fertile ground for exploring how urban agriculture can honour Country and support Indigenous self-determination.

How can urban agriculture create more nourishing cities and towns and foster more socially and ecologically just urban environments? The UAF is an opportunity for policy makers, practitioners and innovators to explore these questions, while networking and exchanging knowledge about leading practice in the urban agriculture sector.

We're thrilled to share our lineup of keynote SPEAKERS including Brenden Moore, Community Greening Officer at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, sharing First Nations wisdom and knowledge. Brendan will be joined by international speakers Linda Appel Lipsius, CEO of Denver Urban Gardens, Rabekha Siebert, Urban Agriculture Coordinator - City of Dallas and Bjorn Low, Edible Garden City, Singapore, to share the latest updates in the sector internationally.

We've invited all those who work in this sector and who want to see it grow to make this event truly special by joining as a presenter to feature their work / org and / or research. 
The Forum will be a 3-day groundbreaking event celebrating the power of community gardens, urban agriculture and First Nations' Connection to Country.

Days 1 and 2 (Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November) will be the two main conference days, with tours running on Sunday 19th November.

Join us as we explore the growing urban agriculture movement in Australia and beyond, and the positive changes it is creating for community health, wellbeing and sense of belonging.

Download the 2023 Program PDF here.

2023 Urban Agriculture Month

Celebrating and raising awareness of Australia's
growing urban agriculture movement

The 2023 Urban Agriculture Forum is the showcase event for Sustain: the Australian Food Network, who also organise the annual Urban Agriclture Month. From 1 to 30 November 2023, join us for the third national Urban Agriculture Month. The month will feature a range of self-generated events, from open gardens, workshops, guided tours, communal feasts, and other hands-on learning experiences.

Find out more information about Urban Agriculture Month.


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