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The Cape Community Garden

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

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[…]

BUILDING A BRIGHTER FOOD FUTURE WITH THE LAUNCH FOOD INNOVATORS

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[…]

Foodwall on Channel 10 – The Home Team

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,[…]

Communal Urban Food for Townhouses

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[…]

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First harvest taken from The Cape Community Food Garden only 7 weeks after planting

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[…]

How have you bean?

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[…]

Poetry in motion

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[…]

Look what just popped up

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[…]

Foodwall as a Cool-wall

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[…]