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Urban Agriculture Forum 2021 Booklet

"I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of what we need to do to reverse climate change and improve global health. The Urban Agriculture Forum was just the reinvigoration and grounding that I needed" - UAF attendee 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...

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Counting down to the Urban Agriculture Forum 2021

From Korea to Singapore to Argentina to England to Brunswick, the Grampians and beyond, urban agriculture is sweeping the world. On one hand, this is not a new phenomenon: people have been growing food in cities for as long as there have been cities, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that at least 800 million people worldwide are engaged in various forms of urban food production, producing at least 20% of the world's total food needs. On the other hand, urban agricul...

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UAF 2021 Dinner: Farming, Food & Feminism

Listen back to the recording of the UAF panel dinner on women in food.

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National Pandemic Gardening Survey Results

In this report, we lay out an action agenda to create more edible towns and cities in Australia. Based on findings from the first-ever national Pandemic Gardening Survey, the report reflects the voices of over 9,000 gardeners from urban, regional and remote communities across Australia who shared how edible gardening is good for the mind, body and soul.

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Benalla Grow Your Own Project - Community Gardening Done Differently

Benalla Health, St Vincent de Paul’s Society Benalla and Beechworth Correctional Centre teamed up to build wicking garden beds in people’s backyards. The project aimed to reduce the reliance on emergency food relief, improve community connectivity and increase people’s knowledge, confidence and skills to grow their own food at home.

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The Revival of Pre-Colonial Australian Agriculture

In recent years, there has been a flood of interest in Indigenous agriculture in Australia. Rightfully so, we must acknowledge the sophisticated and advanced system of agriculture that has existed here for tens of thousands of years.

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Community Gardens Australia - COVID Update

An update from Community Gardens Australia president Naomi Lacy

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Climate Smart Food: Gardening in a Changing Climate – Part 2

It’s time to look at some of the strategies we can use in our gardens to mitigate and adapt to climate change, ensuring an abundance of food for ourselves and communities into the future.

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Climate Smart Food: Gardening in a Changing Climate – Part 1

If the past few months have shown us anything, it’s how precarious our supply chains are in times of crisis. From food and water shortages in bushfire affected regions over Summer, to scenes of empty supermarket shelves across the country during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it has become glaringly obvious that our current food system is insufficient in meeting our needs in challenging times.

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Urban Agriculture: Making Australian Cities Edible

Australia loves to consider itself a foodie destination, but imagine a city where every inch of public space is covered in something you could actually eat. Urban agriculture expert, Dr Nick Rose, believes our cities are ready to feed themselves. Melissa Howard catches up with him only to discover his ideas aren’t that hard to swallow.

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Urban Agriculture: Growing Resilient & Sustainable Cities to Fight the Heat

Australia has a long and proud tradition of growing food in our cities and towns. As any keen gardener knows, it’s satisfying, healthy and relaxing. What’s more, nothing beats the flavour of your own fruit, veg, eggs, honey and (for the enthusiastic few) goat’s milk.

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What is Urban Agriculture?

Urban Agriculture: Context for the Urban Agriculture Forum

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UAF 2016 Feedback & Review

When we asked the attendees what their primary purpose was in attending the forum, the majority of respondents were interested in being part of building an urban agriculture movement in Australia. This was very closely followed by networking objectives, to hear about urban agriculture initiatives in Australia, and to learn about urban agriculture best practice

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Celebrating Urban Agriculture in Australia

Growing #urbanagriculture across Australia

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Grow Your Own

While Australian research has focused on recent urban agriculture initiatives, a real-world experiment in gardening for food security took place in Australia more than 70 years ago, during the Second World War.

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UAF 2016 Summary and Review

The University of Melbourne, Burnley Campus, November 20-21 2016

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UAF 2016 Working Group Outcomes

The University of Melbourne, Burnley Campus, November 20-21 2016

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Summary of Dr Nick Rose's Churchill Fellowship Report, 2014

This Report describes a Churchill Fellowship to study innovative models of urban agriculture in the US Midwest, Toronto and five provinces of Argentina. The focus of the study was to explore models of urban agriculture that could generate livelihood opportunities, especially for young people; and / or enhance food security for vulnerable and low-income groups.

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Sustain: The Australian Food Network

Since the start of 2016 Sustain: The Australian Food Network has been embarking on a mapping project of existing Council plans, policies and strategies that relate to urban agriculture.

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Food Tank interviews Dr Nick Rose

Dr Nick Rose, Executive Director of Sustain, talks to Food Tank about building a fair and resilient food system in Australia.

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