We believe workplace farms should be a thing, so we designed and built a highly productive, compact demonstration workplace farm for our staff group at our nursery.
The farm features around 60 water efficient Biofilta Foodcube advanced wicking beds made in Melbourne. The farm will produce around 1 tonne of fresh produce per annum for our staff group, which promises to make a significant contribution to reducing food bills and improving nutrition.
The farm also features a number of seating areas, gathering spaces, and shelter from the weather, allowing our work group to have meetings and breaks surrounded by a beautiful productive thriving urban farm.
The farm incorporates trellising for climbing plants as well as netting systems to protect the plants from possums and pests. It also features compost bays to allow for hot composting of food and green waste from the nursery kitchen and grounds, closing the nutrient loop and allowing for a circular economy system. The farm will be managed by a staff member with gardening skills, and our general staff can harvest from the farm each day as they head home free of charge.
Workplace farms have a variety of benefits for a workplace – including nutrition, reduced food bills, exercise, team building, biodiversity, improved mental health, urban cooling and creating a circular economy.
If you are interested in a workplace farm, our team at The Sustainable Landscape Company can design and construct one for you. We can even offer a service where we plant, maintain and harvest your farm for you. We hope to see them become a feature of many workplaces in future
The Sustainable Landscape Company acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We operate on the lands of the Wurundjeri people, and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past and present.