A community garden at The Cape, a new eco development which is setting industry standards for integrated sustainable living in greenfield estates The Cape Community Garden The Cape is a sustainable property development located 2 hours out of Melbourne in Cape Paterson. It is setting the standard for integrated sustainable living in greenfield estates around[…]
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[…]
LAUNCH Food is a global open innovation program for innovators, entrepreneurs, or intrapreneurs with big ideas for improving health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices. After receiving 280 applications from 74 countries, the LAUNCH team was thrilled to announce that they have selected 12 LAUNCH Food Innovators including Biofilta! In partnership[…]
Check out this fantastic story on Channel 10’s The Home Team featuring Foodwall as explained by Nick Rose, Executive Director of Sustain. Sustain works together with governments, the community-health sector, research institutions and other key food-system stakeholders across the public, private and community sectors to support the development of food systems that are fair, connected,[…]
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.
Apartments are springing up everywhere it seems and developers are keen to lure potential buyers with all sorts of sustainability claims. Few developments though have meaningful ways of sustaining residents with food due to the space and effort typically required. A new townhouse development in Ascot Vale, Melbourne, call St Leonards Road (http://stleonardsrd.com.au/) has combined[…]
The first harvest from The Cape (http://liveatthecape.com.au/) community garden has just been picked on the weekend, only 7 weeks after the garden was planted! A large volume of spinach, silver beet, kale, lettuces and bok-choy was collected and donated to The Community Meal initiative in Wonthaggi, a free meal provided every Monday night for between[…]
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[…]
How have you all bean? Our beans are going well actually! Check out the amazing broad beans growing in the Foodwall at the CEO’s home garden. Can’t wait to get into these. Because the Foodwall tubs provide constant optimal moisture from the bottom, the beans never get stressed and can reach their potential. We have[…]
Doncaster Secondary school located in Melbourne’s east engaged Biofilta to develop a concept that turned a concrete 4 square area into a garden oasis that fitted with the overall master plan of a modern school garden. Initially, the master plan sketch called for our vertical Foodwall system to maximise the productive space available by stacking[…]
Biofilta completed our latest install at Poets Garden, Elwood which saw the installation of a massive 14 metre, 3 tier Foodwall system. The existing garden is a wonderful community lead garden with raised beds. The raised beds take up a lot of area and only a certain amount are available for allocation to residents. The[…]
We are excited today to read the Cranbourne Leader article about the Casey Grammar School garden designed and installed by Biofilta.
With our urban food bowls shrinking, we need to find ways to feed ourselves in less space or we become more reliant on importing from further and further afield. Melbourne’s fresh food bowl for example has been reported to shrink from 41% grown locally[…]
Biofilta is proud to have designed and delivered the advanced vertical and horizontal wicking garden systems for the Casey Grammar School garden in Cranbourne, Victoria. The system is now going great and the kids are starting to learn about the cycle of food that they[…]
Stormwater treatment and urban food specialist, Biofilta Pty Ltd designed and installed a pop-up community garden in Davis Street, Kensington in 8 hours this week. The City of Melbourne has recognised that greening laneways with productive gardens is a great way to build communities and tackle the fact that Melbourne’s food bowl is shrinking at[…]
This is one of the most inventive uses of Foodwall we have seen yet! Here is a 7 metre Foodwall sitting underneath two large sliding windows which means you can harvest from the top-tier while you are making breakfast, lunch or dinner! Whether you are making a healthy salad, a side of vegetables or herb[…]
We are honoured to have received an unexpected letter of gratitude from Diane Embry, CEO of Uniting Care South Port. In the letter Diane says “We are writing to extend our heartfelt thanks to you for your recent donation of fresh produce from your Urban Garden Foodwall on Bay Street. Your generosity enables us to[…]
We really enjoyed helping a couple have a sustainable garden that means they could go away in the caravan for the weekend and come home to alive tomatoes. The combined 84 litres of stored water in this 2-Tier x 2-Bay Foodwall connected to a raintank is the perfect solution to keep your vegetables alive without[…]
On Christmas Eve the Foodwall team installed this 3-Tier x 3-Bay Foodwall for an inner Melbourne customer with limited backyard. Up and running for the Christmas, this Foodwall was a gift from a Dad to his family who love to grow vegetables at home but only enough have outdoor area for the kids and family[…]
After reviewing multiple garden products to turn their balcony into an urban food oasis, the Port Philip Housing Association (www.ppha.org.au/) decided that a 3-Tier x 2-Bay Foodwall was the best solution. This is because of the space saving and reduced weight attributes compared to conventional wicking garden beds. The Foodwall weighs significantly less than rock[…]
How do you get maximum food yield per square metre at home? Line a corner of your backyard with a Foodwall! This happy urban farmer has a 3-Tier x 4-Bay and 2-Tier x 2-Bay Foodwall capable of producing 3.5 kg of produce per tub a year. With 12 tubs in the first Foodwall and 4[…]
At the Red Star Espresso Bar (162 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria) we have installed a large vertical garden that takes up 4 sq meters, and provides 12 sq meters of garden beds, and we estimate this will produce enough fresh vegetables for 2 people per annum.
We were very pleased to assist this home owner with his inner Melbourne renovation. He had allocated an area for a vertical garden and was very pleased to discover Foodwall as the perfect fit for his area. The result was a Foodwall integrated into his renovation design to enable food production in a space constrained[…]
Feed a family with fun, sun, soil, water and a Foodwall. This family has a Foodwall exploding with flavour, vitamins and essential minerals in the form of a vegetable and herb bonanza! We caught up with our Cranbourne residential installation to see how a typical family of 4 (primary school boy and younger girl) were[…]
The brand new, cool looking Foodwall is has been used as a ‘Coolwall’ for Warrnambool Council. The Foodwall provides an attractive living green façade to the council building and also acts as a cooling screen for the glass brick wall of the Art Gallery. Foodwall can help reduce urban heat island effect by increasing green[…]