Dan Condon recently installed 11 Foodcubes along the side of his house in Bellbrae. This innovative urban farm was installed by Biofilta and took less than a day to complete including the setup of all 11 Foodcubes, soil installation, planting, netting and trellis installation. This urban farm is ready to pump out huge amounts of fresh produce for the family. The Foodcube is water efficient, made from recycled plastic and uses wicking technology to maintain optimal growing conditions for veggies at all times. Biofilta wicking beds are a great solution for parents wanting to grow food in their backyard and to get kids involved in and learning about growing food. Setting up an urban farm like this one helps to reduce food miles, live more sustainably, improve your diet and connect with your neighbours while having plenty of fun in the process.
Do you know of a community garden or urban farm project that needs help with funding?
Sustainability Victoria’s Sustainable Infrastructure Fund supports local governments to use recycled materials in new infrastructure projects.
Lucky for you, our newest wicking garden bed, the Foodcube, is made from recycled plastic.
Visit the website to check your eligibility and make sure you go through your local council to apply for funding.
Applications close at 3pm on the 8th of October 2020
Our Director Brendan Condon was interviewed last Friday on 3AW Afternoons by Dee Dee Dunleavy on urban farming in a time of covid.