The Regenerative Edible Garden
PROVIDING LOCAL FOOD WHILE REGENERATING SOIL
About our project
Australia produces an abundant amount of food, more than enough to feed all Australians.
Yet, much of the food eaten by university students is highly processed and low in nutrition.
This project aims to establish an edible garden on the Footscray Park campus of Victoria University to produce organic and nutrient-rich plant food that can be provided to university students at low cost.
Using the garden as a place of connection, workshops will be run to educate students in healthy cooking and healthy lifestyles, how to grow their own food and education in regenerative practices that improve the health of soils and its connection to our own health and that of our community.
WHAT WE DO?
RECYCLE FOOD WASTE:
We use compost system, worm farms, and bokashi bins to recycle food waste on campus and regenerate the soil quality.
URBAN FARMING SYSTEM:
We use innovative technologies such as hydroponic and solar pumps to improve productivity with less water and energy consumption on irrigation.
Sustainable Development Goals
We act on the following sustainable development goals:
We extend our acknowledgment to the forebears, seniors, and kin of the Kulin Nation (for our Melbourne campuses), the Eora Nation (for our Sydney campus), and the Yulara/Yugarapul and Turrbal Nation (for our Brisbane campus). These groups are the original custodians of the University's lands. While we contribute our individual knowledge and customs within the University, it is important to honor the profound wisdom enshrined within the Aboriginal community and affirm their custodianship of the land.
We respect that the ground upon which we gather, learn, and exchange wisdom is steeped in long-standing ceremonies of revelry, initiation, and rejuvenation. The customary practices and vibrant culture of the Traditional Owners hold a distinctive place in the life of this area.