2006 National Banksia Environmental Awards
Finalist: Education category
The Banksia Environmental Awards are recognised as Australias pre-eminent environmental awards. The awards acknowledge excellence, dedication and leadership in various areas that contribute to the environment and a sustainable future.
The Food Forest is a finalist in the 'Education Award - for outstanding achievement in the development and delivery of educational programs, that contribute to the protection, enhancement and sustainability of the Australian environment'.
The Food Forest has been recognised as 'a learning centre, home and farm demonstrating the practicalities of living sustainably. Building an environmentally responsible home, recycling its waste, capturing rain water and renewable energy, growing and transforming organic food and caring for the environment are things we all need to do. The Food Forest shows Australians how they can do them through a unique education and public access program based on an urban farm. It has been a beacon of truly sustainable development for 20 years, showing how passion for the environment can be married with viable business aims and education concepts'.