UAF 2018 Speakers

It gives us enormous pleasure to welcome our 2018 keynote speakers and the wealth of experience and knowledge that they bring to this year's Urban Agriculture Forum.

Keynote & Featured Speakers

David Holmgren

Author, Retrosuburbia

Mariam Issa

President, R.A.W.

Lenore Newman

Writer & Urban Geographer, Fraser Valley University, B.C

Guest Speakers & Panelists

Natalie Abboud

Councillor, City of Moreland

Jennifer Alden

Deputy Mayor, City of Greater Bendigo

Laura Ballantyne-Brodie

Strategic Advisor, United Nations 'Harmony With Nature' Program

Kate Blaylock

Urban Planner, SGS Economics

Belinda Bradberry

Senior Legal & Governance Specialist, University of Sydney

Charlie Brennan

Director, Sacred Places

Seona Candy

Research Fellow, Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, University of Melbourne

Rachel Carey

Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

Rodrigo Castellanos

Director & Chief Composting Officer, ZEA Hungry Goods

Liane Colwell

Permaculture Designer, University of Technology Sydney

Will Dalgliesh

Lead Educator, Agriculture Horticulture and Environmental Studies, Bendigo TAFE

Kit Duncan-Jones

Master of Urban Horticulture, University of Melbourne

Pippa French

Botanist, Horticulturist & Community Facilitator, 3000 Acres

Morag Gamble

Founder, SEED International

Costa Georgiadis

Host, Gardening Australia, ABC

Stephanie Godrich

Registered Public Health Nutritionist, Edith Cowan University

Adrian Hearn

Anthropologist, University Of Melbourne

Geert Hendrix

Founder, Farmwall

Bronwyn Horn

Master of Urban Planning, University of Melbourne

Sophie Jamieson

Accredited Practicing Dietician in Food Systems, Deakin University

Vicki Jones

Worker & Mentor, CSM Organics

Kat Lavers

Sustainable Food Systems Advocate

Sivaprakasham M Saminathan

Research Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Tanya Massy

Coordinator, Cardinia Food Circles

Peter May

Soil Science and Nursery & Landscape Horticulture Specialist, University of Melbourne

Trent McCarthy

Councillor, City of Darebin

Declan Mcdonald

Senior Soil Scientist, SESL Environment and Soil Sciences

Helen Mcgregor

Agriculture & Veterinary Consultant, Redefining Agriculture

Paula Mcleod

Farmer, Hurstbridge Farmgate

Simon Mcpherson

Founder, Global South

Paul Miragliotta

Founder, Day's Walk Farm

Rebecca Naylor

CEO, Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

Marc Noyce

CEO, Biofilta

Sonia Nuttman

Public Health Researcher, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University

Bridget O'Brien

Educator & Designer, Sacred Places / Resilient Spirals

Hayden O'Doherty

School Community Food Program, Cathloc Regional College St Albans

Rob Pascoe

Founder, Closed Loop

Georgia Pollard

Urban Agriculture Scientist, University of South Australia (UNISA)

Madeleine Quirk

Biosecurity Officer, AUSVEG

Kirsten Raynor

Lecturer & Subject Coordinator, School of Ecosystem and Forest Science, University of Melbourne

Lauren Rickards

Associate Professor, Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University

Mark Sanders

Co-Founder, Moreland Community Gardening

Arif Sarker

Agriculture Environmental Management, Curtin University

Sarah Saxton

Agribusiness and Food Facilitator, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

Rebecca Scott

CEO & Co-Founder, STREAT

Susie Scott

Garden Program Manager, Fareshare

Ben Shewry

Owner-Chef, Attica

John Shone

Founder, The Goods Shed

Karen Sutherland

Writer, Garden Designer, Edible Eden Design

John Symons

Research Fellow, Victoria University

Richard Thomas

Founder, Wormlovers

Bev Thompson

Principal, Thomas Chirnside Primary School

Lee Tozzi

Local Government Food Program Manager, City of Moreland

La Vergne Lehmann

Executive Officer, Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group

James Ward

Researcher, Urban Agriculture Lab, University of South Australia

Alison Whitten

Operations Coordinator, Resilient Melbourne

Toby Whittington

Founder, Green World Revolution

Chris Williams

Lecturer in Urban Horticulture, University of Melbourne

Michael Zagoridis

Farm Manager & Co-Founder, Pocket City Farms