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 away. Doesn’t sound like a bad way to finish the week, does it?
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 impossible due to sea water rising through the coral scree in high tides, salinating any crop planted in the “ground”. The average elevation is only 1.83m above mean sea level.
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.
Biofilta worked with the design team of Geelong’s new Simonds Stadium to integrate our Advanced Wicking Bed technology into several indoor feature gardens.