Rachael Walshe is a PhD Candidate at the James Cook University Nguma-Bada campus. She is a Human Geographer and Environmental Manager with a Class I Hons in Geography. As a passionate gardener, she explores community gardens as socially important spaces in the urban environment. Her thesis research focuses on food resilience and environmental belonging in a world battling the effects of climate change and displacement. She uses place-based thinking to reinterpret global wicked problems on a local scale in order to foster resilience in building well-being and social capital.