Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 3, Calculating the Food Production Potential of a City

I’ve just written the third part to my Urban agriculture series of articles for Permaculture Research Institute -  Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 3, Calculating the Food Production Potential of a City This third article categorizes and analyses the different types of obstacles to urban agriculture, then questions the concept of resource limits to urbanContinue reading “Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 3, Calculating the Food Production Potential of a City”

Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 2, Productivity, Potential and Possibilities

I’ve just written the second part to my Urban agriculture article for Permaculture Research Institute -  Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 2, Productivity, Potential and Possibilities In the first article we looked at the history of localized agriculture and the journey to our present state. This second article examines real-life urban agriculture productivity figures andContinue reading “Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 2, Productivity, Potential and Possibilities”

Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 1, The Present State in Historical Context

I’ve just written a new article for Permaculture Research Institute -  Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 1, The Present State in Historical Context , which  discusses the history of localized agriculture and the journey to our present state. This is the first part of a two part article. The second part (coming soon) will lookContinue reading “Understanding Urban Agriculture – Part 1, The Present State in Historical Context”

Cities – Food Free Zones? The Creation of the Urban Food Desert

I’ve just written a confronting article for Permaculture Research Institute which looks into why we don’t have food growing in public spaces, the problem of urban areas becoming ‘food deserts’ and the role urban agriculture can play to address the problem of food security. The truth might not be pleasant, but needs to be told,Continue reading “Cities – Food Free Zones? The Creation of the Urban Food Desert”

All Nations Food Forest – A Project Not Realized

“No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.” – Julius Caesar   Important Announcement: There will not be an All Nations Food Forest project! Our contribution: We the founders of the project Angelo Eliades, John Pinniger and Charlie Si created the All Nations Food Forest project concept for a councilContinue reading “All Nations Food Forest – A Project Not Realized”

All Nations Food Forest – Understanding the Design Process

The term design can mean many things to many people, so it’s important to understand what the design process actually is, what it entails and its intended purpose and objectives. Functional design has a purpose and aims to solve a problem. The design that it delivers is a solution to that problem. Aesthetic design onContinue reading “All Nations Food Forest – Understanding the Design Process”

All Nations Food Forest – Proposal and Pre-Design Considerations

Welcome to All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Community Food Forest Project, and possibly the first in Australia!   In the first part of this case study – All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Community Food Forest Project, we looked at how the All Nations Food Forest Project gotContinue reading “All Nations Food Forest – Proposal and Pre-Design Considerations”

All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Community Food Forest Project

  Welcome to All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Food Forest Project, and possibly the first in Australia!   Food forests are Nature’s way of growing food, the most sustainable and productive system known, that require minimal effort to maintain by taking advantage of ecological processes that have evolved and been perfectedContinue reading “All Nations Food Forest – Melbourne’s First Council Built Community Food Forest Project”

Ron Finley: A guerrilla gardener in South Central LA

Check out this amazing TED Talk video, this is truly revolutionary gardening! Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more peopleContinue reading “Ron Finley: A guerrilla gardener in South Central LA”

Help Create Darebin’s First Food Forest on National Tree Day! Sunday 27th July 2014

All Nations Food Forest is a project that few local residents and I initiated, and proposed to our local government around a year ago, and it’s now it’s being built! This is a true pioneering project, it’s Melbourne’s first council built food forest in open public space! See details below: http://www.darebinfoodharvestnetwork.org.au/2014/07/08/help-create-darebins-first-food-forest-on-national-tree-day/ Help Create Darebin’s First FoodContinue reading “Help Create Darebin’s First Food Forest on National Tree Day! Sunday 27th July 2014”