Sustain: The Australian Food Network held the 2018 Urban Agriculture Forum will be held on the 23rd & 24th of February at The William Angliss Institute, Melbourne.

The second UAF emphasised the role urban agriculture can play in creating more liveable cities and homes, and thereby contribute to meeting the global Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 11, 'Sustainable Cities and Communities.' Confirmed keynote speakers include Dr Lenore Newman, Canada Research Chair in Food Security and the Environment (University of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia), Ben Shewry, founder of the world-renowned Attica restaurant, award-winning Bunurong writer Bruce Pascoe (Dark Emu), David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture, and SBS Gardening Australia host Costa Georgiadis. The UAF included an academic stream, supported by an academic advisory committee. Presenters from Melbourne University included Dr Peter May, Dr Chris Williams (Burnley Campus) and Dr Rachel Carey, featuring the work of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab and in particular the ground-breaking Foodprint Melbourne research.

Sponsors included the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Water, BioFilta, City of Moreland, Sydney University, ICLEI and William Angliss Institute.

Please contact  georgia@sustainaustralia.org  with any enquiries  regarding the 2018 UAF or future opportunities to participate in future events.