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The Tassie Food Forest Project Has Officially Started!

posted 5 Aug 2013, 21:03 by Unknown user   [ updated 5 Aug 2013, 21:07 ]
The launch will be on the 25th August 2013 at 10am-2pm with a Big Sunday Fruit, Vegetable & Art Share Market, workshops and seed & seedling giveaway at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, Inveresk, Launceston. 

They will display the Tassie Food Forest through an installation at the Sustainable Living Festival 9th/10th November 2013.
Information for the event has been provided in the poster attached and/or go to the website, facebook/urbanfarmingtasmania, email Bridgette Watts  at or twitter @urbanfarmingtas



The Tassie Food Forest project has started and will be displayed at the Sustainable Living Festival 9th/10th November 2013 at the Prince’s Wharf 1, Hobart.

We are making a giant community garden, but we need your help.

What can you do for the festival?
1.   Grow or foster an edible plant
GROW your own from seed or cuttings.  Pick up some FREE SEED from our community seed bank. Please plant in clean pots with potting mix if you would like to share with the community. We would prefer MATURE plants in pots so they look their best on the day. You can also FOSTER plants for a few months to help make room for more plants to be grown. DROP OFF & PICK UP details closer to the event.
2.  Let us know what you are growing
We need PHOTOS of your garden, orchard, veggi patch to build a MAP and display of the Tassie Food Forest. You don’t have to be donating plants to do this, just send in your photos. Email, facebook, twitter @urbanfarmingtas, instragram #urbanfarmingtas
3.  Donate Materials or Skills
We need donations NOW of edible plants, clean pots, potting mix and building materials. Please contact us if you would like to be involved in the BUILDING of the installation, benches and tables for the festival. Email
4.  Share it with your community
We will SHARE the Tassie Food Forest at the Sustainable Living Festival on 9th/10th November at Prince’s Wharf 1 Shed, Hobart. This will be built from community donations, shared at the festival and then donated afterwards back to the community gardens. The structures that hold the plants we be built by the community and will be also donated back to the community.
5.   Help map the Tassie Food Forest
Please let us know what you are planting, seeds, cuttings, grafting. We hope to track and MAP these plants from their origin to their final destination…….. the plate for eating!
London Festival of the Neighborhood 2013
Co-ordinated by Urban Farming Tasmania, sponsored by Colony 47 Inc, and supported by Launceston City Council Deputy Mayor, Tasmanian Department of Health Activity and Diet, Sustainable Living Tasmania, Bridgewater Community House, Deloraine Community House, Meander Food Connect, Sprout Tasmania, Eat Well Tasmania, NRM north and Tamar, Understorey Network, University of Tasmania, Alderman James Walker, Salvation Army, Anglicare, LINC Bridgewater- literacy.