Melbourne Foodbowl Virtual Farm
It takes a lot to feed a growing city. To meet the nutritional needs of Melbourne’s 5 million residents, we need constant access to a wide variety of nutritious locally grown food.
The farmers at the forefront of Melbourne’s Foodbowl strive every day to produce sustainable products that supports a growing community and look after the soil, water and biodiversity of the ecosystem in which they farm.
You can discover this all for yourself in the Melbourne Foodbowl Virtual Farm.
This interactive education tool is your guide to healthy food production in Melbourne’s Foodbowl.
Discover how farmers manage important natural assets on their farm such as soil, water and biodiversity so that the food you eat has been produced in the healthiest way possible.
Explore the key elements of a farm system and how these interact to contribute to farm sustainability, with real-life examples from your local producers in Melbourne’s Foodbowl.
The Melbourne Foodbowl Virtual Farm aligns with the Victorian Curriculum and supports teacher with activities and resources.
The Melbourne Foodbowl Virtual Farm was developed as part of the Farms2Schools program. Farms2Schools was delivered by the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA in partnership with AUSVEG VIC and was supported by the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative.