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    Oakhill Open Day & Co-Design

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    Work with us to bring a community vision of Oakhill Food Justice Farm to life. 

    The Oakhill Farm 

    The transformation of the former St Mary’s vicarage into a contemporary urban farm & community engagement space has begun. Sustain: The Australian Food Network is working alongside community & local council to develop the new Oakhill Food Justice Farm, located on the corner of Tyler Street & Plenty Road of Oakhill precinct, Preston. While still in early stages of development, the farm will soon be a source of locally grown food and education opportunities for local residents and partner organisations. 


    About the Co-Design Day

    We invite you to the Oakhill Farm Open Day & Co-Design, to work alongside our team in developing a foundational design for a community food justice farm. Curated online and in collaboration with Garden Juju Collective, the Open Day & Co-Design will be a space for all interested parties to participate in activities & conversations centred around a shared vision of healthy & delicious food production, community building & education. 

    The Program 

    Local residents, businesses & community members are invited to join the team behind Oakhill on Sunday the 19th for a program of conversations, interactive activities & educational presentations. 

    10:00 AM - Acknowledgment of Country | "What is Food Justice?" by Dr Nick Rose

    10:15 AM - "Food Justice Farms from across the Globe" by Dr Charlie Brennan of Garden Juju Collective. 

    10:45 AM - Co-Design Activity #1 : Illustration Activity, "Placemaking" 

    11:20 AM - Digital Site Tour with Urban Farmer Clare Harvey

    11:45 AM - Co-Design Activity #2 : "What do the People Want?"

    12:30 PM - Gardening & Urban Farm Activities : 

    • The Home Compost System with Gab Lethlean
    • Building Raised Garden Beds with Ryan Swann
    • Seedlings with Georgia Ryan 
    • Farm Tour with Clare of Melbourne Food Hub

      1:30 PM - Co-Design Activity #3 : "Backcasting & visioning"

      2:15 PM - "A Reflection on the Farm's Future" by Dr Nick Rose


      A Note on Co-Design Process

      Co-design is an invitational, participatory, collaborative approach to design, which allows for a wide range of participants to have a voice at every stage of planning.

      Can't make it on the day? 

      You can still have your voice heard. Contribute your ideas in the Oakhill Farm Co-Design Survey


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