Agropolis

Location:

High Street, City Centre

Date:

2015 July

Agropolis was a scalable transitional urban farm within Christchurch’s inner city. It involved composting organic waste from inner city hospitality businesses as well as the ground preparation, sowing and planting, harvesting, cooking and distribution of the produce.
Agropolis was a joint project between FESTA, Garden City 2.0, and others. It was a pilot project that the Agropolis team went on to expand into Cultivate, including creating a mobile kitchen that can be used for 'garden to plate' experiences and educational opportunities with the community, schools and beyond. Agropolis was part of a wider movement within Christchurch dedicated to empowering the community to address our own food security via accessible and sustainable food production and distribution.
Agropolis held regular public workshops on composting, seed raising, and sustainable building. The Agropolis shed build was led by Dr. Kerry Mulligan and the students at the School of Architectural Studies, CPIT, with help by volunteers.

Our Role:

Site access, Negotiations with CERA, Some materials sourcing