Holesglen

Holmesglen TAFE Farm to Table Education Hub

Education facility for teaching the community about sustainable food systems

Project details

Suggested by: Joab

Project partner: Holmesglen Tafe

Budget

$175,000.00

Food growing operations at Holmesglen TAFE (Waverly) are limited. A new urban farm designed to reduce labour and water input will be installed using 100% recycled materials. The farm will be completely self-sustaining with water sourced from rooftop catchment, seedlings propagated onsite and organic matter composted onsite from food and green waste generated on campus. Sensors and test points placed in the garden will be used as a learning platform, engaging students in horticulture, landscaping, nutrition, hospitality and cookery. The broader community can visit the site anytime and dine at ZEST (on campus restaurant) where the produce will be used.

This project will bolster Holmesglen's educational capacities by providing an interactive platform for students to experience the latest in urban food growing innovation. The project will promote interdisciplinary coordination and cooperation and give students a holistic understanding of the farm-to-table process. Principles of sustainability will inform the design of the site and the curriculum, exposing students to ideas around closing urban resource loops, building circular economies, water-sensitive urban design and healthy eating. These benefits will be exported to the broader community through ZEST, organised tours on open nights (every 8 weeks) and public visits (site is publicly accessible).

Project details

Suggested by: Joab

Project partner: Holmesglen Tafe

Budget

$175,000.00

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NickeezProj

14 Sep 2018

Connecting people to their food and each other in local communities is the way forward for resilience and food security. Empowering through education will multiply the benefits of this wonderful project. It's not hard to do, but people often need to SEE to believe and find the confidence to have a go. This will demonstrate best practice and inspire others to do the same.

Healthyliving

14 Sep 2018

Brilliant initiative! Great food and learning opportunities that can nourish the mind, body and soul.

Carmel G

14 Sep 2018

Great initiative to bring people back to sustainable and healthy living with a focus on good food.

Koski

11 Sep 2018

Excellent and super-sustainable idea! I hope it will get done!

Jia

03 Sep 2018

Very good for students to have practical experiences!

Yan

03 Sep 2018

很好的项目,望大家多多支持

Nora Elbaroudi

30 Aug 2018

I am a journalism student at Monash University, and I am writing an article about your project. I wanted to speak to the organiser/creator of this project, someone who is managing it or volunteers. So, if you can provide me with any emails or contact number, it would be great! Please let me know as soon as you can. Thanks!
Kind regards,
Nora Elbaroudi.

Rachael

29 Aug 2018

Absolutely love this concept ..
The student involvement to grow, harvest , prepare, cook and bring food to table- What a wonderful learning experience and a therapeutic sense of achievement .
A great community project to evolve and grow for the hospitality students to explore there creativity through seasonal produce which will
certainly differentiate and open opportunity to explore various connections and menu options ...

engr.reggie@hotmail.com

29 Aug 2018

Beautiful concept, good idea of sustainability its Inspiring

Joab

29 Aug 2018

Students would benefit so much from learning about the latest technology in sustainability on campus. Homeslen will be practicing what they teach!

kim winters

28 Aug 2018

Students at Holmesglen and the community can learn from this great new urban farm with the onsite campus restaurant Zest and its diners (community) reaping from the benefits too. Win-win all round!

Landscaper 13

28 Aug 2018

Such a good and sustainable idea.

Kay Aitch

28 Aug 2018

Worthwhile project.

vreddy.patil

21 Aug 2018

Next generation sustainable farming which is close to the community and serving fresh produce daily is key to good health and well being of community. It also reduces greenhouse gases which are needed for cold storage and transportation of today's produce produced 100s and 1000s of Kms away and not to mention we do not have to cut forests for farming!

Brendo

14 Aug 2018

Great initiative to teach the next generation about food, nutrition and sustainable communities