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The 2021 Urban Agriculture Forum:

April 22nd to 24th 2021 Melbourne & Online

Care Farming & Gardening in the Climate Emergency

Sustain: The Australian Food Network held the 2021 Urban Agriculture Forum on the 22nd to 24th of April, streamed online to a local and international audience.

The third UAF emphasised the positive role urban agriculture can play in community health and wellbeing, and as a force of resilience in the face of the climate emergency.

View the full program online here.

Download the program booklet here (PDF, 27mb)

Guest Speakers

Keynote speakers included Chris Blythe (Director, Social Farms & Gardens UK), Walter Jehne (Co-Founder, Regenerate Earth) and Clarence Slockee (Founder, Jiwah), with daily wrap-ups by Gardening Australia host, Costa Georgiadis. Over 50 speakers joined the three day line-up covering key topics including therapeutic horticulture, the role of local governments, education approaches, practical lessons in minimising our footprint and engaging with indigenous plant foods.

View the full list of UAF 2018 guest speakers and presenters here.


Sponsors included Pip, Bank Australia, Moreland City Council, Sydney Edible Garden Trail, Mcleod Family Foundation, Diggers Foundation, WaterUps from Down Under, Grow it Local, City of Darebin, City of Sydney, City of Yarra and City West Water.

View the full list of UAF 2021 sponsors here.

Please contact with any enquiries regarding the 2021 UAF or opportunities to participate in future events.

Urban Agriculture Month 2021

Sustain’s mandate is to support communities and organisations that are collaborating to build better food systems around Australia. So we were delighted to be involved in bringing together events comprising a national festival of discussion and collaboration on urban and peri-urban agriculture, and sustainable and regenerative food systems more broadly.

View the full list of Urban Agriculture Month 2021 events here.