Project: Let’s Farm Melbourne

A very excited, a timely, project has come across my desk this week … introducing Melbourne Urban Farmers. This is a new, not for profit organisation who are dedicated to growing organic vegetables in urban spaces around Melbourne.

Brilliant! Its about time something like this got started in Melbourne; Australia’s leading city in the civic food groundswell. And its exciting to be able to start contributing to the movement globally with others like Farm Cardiff and Incredible Edible.

Melbourne Urban Farmers is piloting this Spring 2013 with 4-5 farmers who want to grow vegies. The group has already been offered land in Port Melbourne, Brunswick, Coburg and Epping. But of course, the more the merrier so if you have or know someone who has land who would like to see it turn into an urban farm head over to their facebook page and get in touch. In return for land, apart from being part of the revolution, you will receive fresh vegie grown on your door step .. yum! This could actually be ideal for someone who loves their garden but can’t get out there quite as much as they used to..

The group is also seeking donations of tools, seeds, organic matter, timber and time from skilled individuals who could help mentor our new farmers.

Here’s to fresh vegies grown next door!

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About Juliette

When Juliette was little, she came home from school and asked her mum in her little teary voice why the other kids at school didn’t like her. Her mum reassured her and said 'Don't worry Juliette, you're just different. That's all.' Since then, aware of her obvious difference to everyone else, Juliette is spending her time doing exactly what people wish to be doing – exactly what she wants. This blog is a celebration of taking a deep breath and just doing it. Currently Juliette can be found sipping tea and gardening somewhere in Central Victoria, Australia with her beloved and their excitable boys. She is also completing her PhD in Civic Agriculture and teaches at RMIT in Sustainable Consumption and Design Activism.

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