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 have been involved with 3000 Acres since it's early stages in Melbourne in mid 2013. This has included graphic/digital design, site 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.