3000 Acres aims to unlock vacant land to grow food and build strong communities. 3000 Acres is building a platform to connect people to land, resources and each other so that more people can grow more food in more places. 3000 Acres aims to build holistic and sustainable cities for generations to come by changing how we use vacant land, establishing strong relationships between community, business, and government.
I was involved in the early stages of 3000 Acres whilst living in Melbourne, Australia (2013-2014). This included graphic/digital design, working as part of a small team on the landscape design for the first 3000 Acres prototype urban agricultural garden in Melbourne, event organising, photography, monitoring and evaluation, and developing branding, promotional materials and templates.
In September 2014 I was kindly invited to speak at the Architecture + Design Scotland Pecha Kucha event 'Pretty Vacant' about both 3000 Acres and the Urban Fabric Collective as case studies for how to realise the potential of vacant urban spaces.