Urban Farms

Create a productive urban farm with Evergreen Infrastructure. We design, install, and maintain rooftop, community, and backyard edible gardens in Melbourne.

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Is your Community or School calling for a productive garden?

Your plate's food often travels far, lacking freshness and connection.

Urban farming offers a solution, but where to begin?

Evergreen Infrastructure creates thriving edible gardens, bringing fresh food closer to you. Imagine harvesting produce steps from your kitchen—we make it real.

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The Benefits

Grow Food, Grow Community

Urban farms create opportunities for connection, education, and healthy eating within neighbourhoods and schools.

Hyperlocal and Sustainable Produce

Reduce your food kilometres and enjoy the freshest, most nutritious food possible, grown just steps away.

Transform Spaces, Transform Lives

Urban farms bring beauty, purpose, and a sense of abundance to previously underutilised rooftops, backyards, and community spaces.


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Customised Farm Design

We assess your space and goals, then tailor a plan for raised beds, vertical growing systems, and optimal plant selection.

Integrated Water and Nutrient Management

Our systems are designed for efficiency, using rainwater harvesting and composting where possible.

Crop Selection Expertise

We help you choose the right mix of vegetables, herbs, and fruits to maximise yields and suit your preferences.

Educational Workshops and Support

We offer hands-on training to ensure your urban farm thrives, empowering growers of all skill levels.

Community Engagement Focus

Urban farms can be a hub for workshops, volunteer days, and events, building connections within your community.

Ongoing Maintenance and Guidance

We offer support packages to keep your farm productive and beautiful across the seasons.


What is urban farming?

Urban farming refers to the practice of cultivating, processing, and distributing food in or around a city or urban area. It encompasses various techniques such as rooftop gardens, hydroponics, aquaponics, and community gardens.

What are the benefits of urban farming?

The benefits of urban farming are numerous. They include:

  • Increased access to fresh, locally grown produce
  • Reduction of food miles and carbon emissions associated with transportation
  • Utilisation of underutilised urban spaces, potentially reducing urban blight
  • Promotion of community engagement and social cohesion
  • Educational opportunities for individuals to learn about food production and sustainability
How do urban farms operate within city environments?

Urban farms operate within city environments by making innovative use of available space. This can include rooftops, vacant lots, community gardens, vertical gardens, and even indoor spaces such as warehouses or shipping containers. Techniques like vertical farming and hydroponics allow for efficient use of space.

What types of crops are typically grown in urban farms?

The types of crops grown in urban farms can vary depending on factors such as climate, space availability, and community preferences. However, common crops include leafy greens (lettuce, kale, spinach), herbs (basil, mint, cilantro), tomatoes, peppers, root vegetables (carrots, radishes), and fruits like strawberries.

Are there any challenges or limitations associated with urban farming?

Challenges and limitations associated with urban farming may include:

  • Limited space and access to land
  • Soil contamination in urban areas
  • Zoning regulations and land use policies
  • High start-up costs for infrastructure and equipment
  • Potential for pest and disease problems in densely populated areas
How can urban farmers address challenges related to soil contamination in urban areas?

Urban farmers can address soil contamination challenges through various strategies:

  • Implementing raised beds or container gardening with clean soil or soil amendments.
  • Conducting soil testing to identify contaminants and implementing appropriate remediation measures.
  • Utilising techniques such as hydroponics or aquaponics, which don't rely on soil, to grow crops.
  • Engaging in soil remediation efforts, such as phytoremediation using plants that can absorb and detoxify contaminants.
  • Collaborating with local environmental agencies or organizations to assess and address soil contamination issues.

Creating green oases in urban settings

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