Picture this. It’s a beautiful summer day, it’s 3:30pm on a Friday afternoon and you’ve ditched the desk to pick the first harvest of tomatoes that have sprung up in your office garden. The pizza oven is firing, and you and your colleagues are making pizzas out of the ingredients that you’ve grown only metres[…]
Funafuti, located 1,000km north of Fiji looks fantastic and you would be forgiven to think you could grow whatever you wanted. The reality is growing food at home here is actually harder than it looks. For the people of Funafuti ( one of the larger islands in Tuvalu ) growing food at home is almost[…]
Pick My Project Biofilta has three urban farm projects in the running for the State Government’s Pick my Project program. Pick My Project is a Victorian-first community grants initiative, with at least $1 million in funding available in each metro and regional area of Victoria. The way it works[…]
Biofilta Goes Bigger Than Ever Following our recent Williams Landing MOS project, Biofilta’s latest stormwater project is nearing completion in Doncaster, Melbourne. This is our largest above ground bioretention planter to date and the numbers are huge: 850m2 planter treating an urban catchment around 50ha in size. Approximately 8,500 plants in 875m3 of our specialised[…]
How to Design and Integrate Sustainable Greenery into Facilities. Biofilta worked with the design team of Geelong’s new Simonds Stadium to integrate our Advanced Wicking Bed technology into several indoor feature gardens. What’s unique here is that our Foodwall tubs and wicking garden components were cleverly included in the interior design of the cabinetry. This enables[…]
LAUNCH Food: What Does The Future Of Food Look Like? from LAUNCH on Vimeo. What does Biofilta’s CEO Marc Noyce believe the future of food looks like? Tune into 1:24 min to find out.
Biofilta is serious about changing the way cities feed themselves while putting storm water and food waste to good use. To help this happen, we have designed a household scale super productive 40m2 urban farm that captures and stores rooftop rainwater, and diverts that water[…]
Getting kids involved with growing food is a key step to changing future attitudes and habits. We recently featured on Ch 10’s Scope program which breaks science down for school aged kids in a fun way. The segment is also a great summary of how our system works and why its so water efficient.
We just harvested 4.72kg of Kale from 3 Foodwall tubs today worth an amazing $101.15 as compared to chopped kale prices from a leading supermarket. The kale was grown in 8 weeks in our Foodwall Step below from 3 tubs. That’s 0.780kg of Kale per tub per month. At supermarket prices of $21.42/kg, our wicking[…]
“Sustainable Living through Food, Water and Coffee” Biofilta and Red Star Coffee featured in a two page spread in the latest edition of Café Culture magazine. Check it out online here.