Hear about the City of Sydney’s plans for green roofs & walls – and learn how to make one
The 2013 Sydney Design Festival is about to kick off and they’re putting on some great green-oriented design events and exhibitions.
Come and see the future, as city farming goes vertical with a high-rise harvest. Edible Walls installation in the Powerhouse Museum’s café demonstrates what lies ahead for the future of city food. This lush green wall showcases the benefits of a food wall and what can be grown from vegetables to edible flowers and fruits – teaching the next generation the ease of growing and harvesting your own food in small urban spaces.
On Saturday August 3, at 1.30pm the Powerhouse Museum, UTS and the City of Sydney’s Green Villages initiative is giving the community an opportunity to hear the thoughts of a panel of advocates for sustainable architecture and the greening of our cities. The Green Roofs and Walls Speakers come from a variety of backgrounds, united by their quest for more sustainable urban spaces and communities.
Speakers include: Sustainable architect Caroline Pidcock; Landscape architect Sacha Coles, Professor Stuart White, Director of the Institute of Sustainable Futures at UTS; and Lucy Sharman, the City of Sydney’s Green Roofs and Walls Officer.
A bit earlier on the 3rd of August, from 11am – 12 pm, Mark Paul from Landcare, UTS building design students and other greenwall experts will show you how you can build an edible greenwall in your home, school, community centre or workplace. You don’t need tons of space – just a passion for food, fun and a green thumb!