A scalable transitional urban farm in Christchurch’s inner city
Agropolis is a scalable productive farm tailored to a bustling urban environment, an edible landscape and a shared space accessible to all, where citizens support budding students to grow a form of collective enterprise specialising in local food and social goods.
It involves composting organic waste from inner city hospitality businesses as well as the ground preparation, sowing and planting, harvesting, cooking and distribution of the produce. Eventually Agropolis hopes to provide a ‘garden to plate’ experience via a mobile kitchen. It also tests questions about the city’s food resilience, land use and food production and distribution in relation to the planning of the city.
Get-involved: Workshops run regularly at Agropolis – on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons and all are welcome. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
Agropolis was initiated in 2013 as a collaborative project by FESTA, Garden City 2.0, AECOM, A Local Food Project, Juliet Moore, Andreas Wesener (Lincoln University), Liv Worsnop (Plant Gang) and Rosie Brittenden (Christchurch Youth Council). In 2014 Agropolis will be governed by the Canterbury Soil and Health Association but its legacy will grow and be sustained by the community of people who work, garden, gather, share and eat at Agropolis.