Urban Agriculture Forum

Sustain: The Australian Food Network is pleased to announce that the 2018 Urban Agriculture Forum will be held on the 23rd & 24th of February at The William Angliss Institute, Melbourne.

The second UAF will build on this success, emphasising the role urban agriculture can play in creating more liveable cities and homes, and thereby contribute to meeting the global Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 11, 'Sustainable Cities and Communities.' Confirmed keynote speakers include Dr Lenore Newman, Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment (University of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia), Ben Shewry, founder of the world-renowned Attica restaurant, award-winning Bunurong writer Bruce Pascoe (Dark Emu), David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture, and SBS Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis. The UAF will include an academic stream, supported by an academic advisory committee. Confirmed presenters from Melbourne University include Dr Peter May, Dr Chris Williams (Burnley Campus) and Dr Rachel Carey, featuring the work of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab and in particular the ground-breaking Foodprint Melbourne

Confirmed sponsors include the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Water, BioFilta, City of Moreland, Sydney University, ICLEI and William Angliss Institute.

Early bird tickets have now been released, please click here to book and  sign up to the Sustain e-News for updates  on the program.

For information regarding sponsorship, speaking at the event, attendance,  and all other inquiries, please contact georgia@sustainaustralia.org

Image: uaf.org

Source: uaf.org

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Start date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018
End date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018