Measure the benefits

Through our experience developing urban food gardens in Melbourne, we have identified a need to quantify the benefits of urban agriculture.  This will deepen our understanding of urban agriculture’s contribution to the environment and our community, help us identify key areas for improvement and help us communicate the need for urban agriculture.

Working with the Victoria Eco Innovations Lab we have recently completed a project to quantify the productivity and efficiency of urban food growing in Melbourne. We would love to keep filling out the picture with more information about gardeners and the bounty they produce – we need your help!

  • Want to become a citizen scientist contributing to a global dataset which records the outputs of urban food growing?
  • Want to help us understand the role of urban agriculture in resilient future cities?
  • Want to collect and use data about your garden to demonstrate your achievements?

You can start today by registering your garden at Farming Concrete – don’t forget to join the group ‘3000acres’ in the signup page.