Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday Age 8/8/10: Bearing fruit: edible landscapes

Vicurban have incorporated some great ideas around urban food production in the community at their Meridian development in Dandenong. This article below in Sunday's Age explains what they have planned.

cheers
Mark

A NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT WILL HAVE RESIDENTS EATING THE SUBURBS.

Our public spaces need not only be ornamental, according to Andrew Partos from state property developer VicUrban. "Streets can be productive as well as aesthetic, and fruit trees are often very beautiful to grow," he says.


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