What is the National Urban Agriculture Forum?

The 3rd National Urban Agriculture Forum (UAF) is a bi-annual event that is held in Melbourne, over the 9th and 10th October 2020. We pay our respects to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, on whose lands this event will take place.

The forum attracts over 200 policy makers, practitioners, innovators and institutions in the urban agriculture sector.

2020 will see the first inaugural National Urban Agriculture month across October (1st to 31st inclusive) spring into action. The month long celebration will feature garden tours, events and workshops highlighting the movement in Australia.

You’re invited to join us as we explore the growing urban agriculture initiatives in Australia and beyond and the positive impacts it has on our community’s health and wellbeing.

We have released our 2020 Sponsorship Prospectus and are currently seeking partners to make #UAF2020 the most diverse and inclusive event to date. View and download the prospectus here.

Please get in touch with us via uaf@sustainaustralia.org for more information on how you can get involved.


Cities feeding themselves is an idea that can change the world. An idea whose time has come...
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