Free Environment Forum: Are our suburbs becoming the new farms?

We’re seeing a great revival in gardening in our suburbs – in backyards, on balconies, in community gardens and on nature strips. Why is that? And what does it mean for our suburbs? Hear from two expert speakers and discuss how gardening contributes to urban ecology, food security and more.

Michael Mobbs is the creator of an inspiring sustainable home in Sydney, author of Sustainable House and most recently a book called Sustainable Food. This well-researched, yet easy-to-read book, will challenge you to rethink the food you buy, where it comes from and how you can grow more in your neighbourhood.

Stephen Mushin, Project Leader, Ceres Food Hubs urban farming project.
Ceres is leading the way in developing intensive urban mini-farms that are designed to be highly productive, energy efficient and cheap to build using shipping containers and plastic poly-tunnels. Hear what it takes to make a farming system in our cities viable for farmers and consumers.

When:
Wednesday 20 February, 7 – 9pm

Where:
Council Chamber at Moonee Valley City Council Civic Centre
9 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds (entry via Pascoe Vale Rd)

This free event is one of a quarterly series of Environment Forums by Moonee Valley City Council and is part of the Sustainable Living Festival.

FREE event – refreshments provided. Register at www.mysmartgarden.eventbrite.com.au or call 9932 1142.