Urban Farm Consulting
Urban farming - the practice of growing food in urban spaces - is being recognised globally as a solution with possibilities for food relief and food security, reducing the impact of urban heat islands, and creating greener and more sustainable cities. Urban farms have the potential to create jobs, increase living standards and improve community wellbeing, while supporting biodiversity and ecology.
Farmwall is ensuring long-term viability and economic return from urban farming projects through experience, design and education. At Farmwall we have the research and technological expertise to turn both indoor and outdoor areas into productive and engaging sites for urban agriculture and gardening. On rooftops, office floors or even in the car park, our urban environments offer many opportunities to include edible plants. We design our urban farms as engaging and educational experiences. They tell a story, teach a skill, and deliver value to the community.
Design and Consultancy
We can help you select and assess a space for your urban farm. Based on its size and characteristics, we develop and design a tailored solution and proposal that includes a success strategy and maintenance model. We work with building owners, stakeholders and managers to get the required approvals for the installation. Depending on complexity and size, our team can project manage the development. The process starts with an initial consultation and delivery of a recommendation - get in touch for a quote!
Cultivate: A Farmwall/Mirvac Partnership
Cultivate was a collaboration between Farmwall and award-winning property developer Mirvac. The transformation of a disused commercial space in Sydney's CBD into an urban farming showcase and growing system demonstrated the possibilities of innovative technology and design for allowing the production of high-quality food in under-utilised urban space, and of the practice of growing food together for bringing the occupants of a building together as a community of urban farmers - you can learn more about the project here! Most buildings have spaces which are not in active use, and as this collaboration demonstrated, activating these as food production projects is a great way to promote sustainability and build community.