AIH National Day Conference 2022

$120$300

Friday, 28th October, 2022, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Encouraging fundamental changes to the way Horticulturists contribute to addressing societal and environmental issues.

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Description

The Anthropocene is a new geological age in which human activity is the dominan influence on our climate, the environment, food and agriculture systems and even with history being written into the landscape. Environmental issues such as climate change, urban heat impacts, soil loss and degradation, and water security risks are now urgent concerns for all societies.

These challenges present opportunities for ornamental and production horticulturists presently and in the future. We need to ask ourselves: what is the role of horticulture in addressing and adapting to this new geological era? How can we best address these emerging opportunities and challenges using best practices of plantscapes, design, architecture and science to increase urban cooling, promote food secure landscapes and build a greener, more liveable world.

  1. Urban heat mitigation and cooler cities
  2. The impact of horticulture on wellbeing: preventive and curative
  3. Addressing emerging food security risks through urban foods capes and proactive use of horticulture
  4. Recognising that soil health is the key to plant, human and social health
  5. Addressing the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment we live in through the use of plant and ornamental sciences

Modern horticultural best-practices are absolutely fundamental to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that are guiding the formation of policy and practice in balancing the needs of our society with the issues and limits of our planet.

 

Speakers

Clarence Slockee – Gardening Australia and Jiwah
Master of Ceremonies

Cr Nicholas Reece – Deputy Mayor, City of Melbourne
Topic – City of Melbourne’s Urban Green Policy

Dr Kate Neale – Digability
Topic – Therapeutic Horticulture

Gail Hall – Melbourne Water
Topic – The Healthy Waterways Strategy story. Working together to meander Melbourne’s waterways from threatened to thriving.

Claire Martin – National President, AILA and Director, Oculus
Topic – Landscape architects role in urban horticulture

Christian Jenkins – Christian Jenkins Design
Topic – Designing gardens for mental well being

Aimee Freimanis – Gardening Responsibly
Topic: The Plant Sure Scheme

Pei-Wen Chung – Evergreen Infrastructure
Topic – Green infrastructure

Adam Ferrante – The Rose St Market
Greening streets – where art, nature and social spaces meet

Jason Summers – Remarkable Trees
Topic – Trees in the urban environment

Marc Noyce – Director at Biofilta Pty Ltd
Topic – Urban food production

Costa Georgiadis – Gardening Australia
Awards Master of Ceremonies

 

Venue

28th October 2022 – 8.30am – 4.30pm.

The Rose St Market 60 Rose St, Fitzroy VIC 3065.

Found in the heart of eclectic Fitzroy, The Rose St. Artists’ Market will be transformed into a green urban oasis for an evening celebration of all things urban greening.

The AIH National Awards Dinner is on the same day and weekend of the AIH National Conference.

 

Transport

Tram

  • Leicester st/Brunswick st exit (Tram 11)
  • Rose st Stop 14 (Tram 96)

Parking

  • Allocated spots after hours along Brunswick st. (2hr parking)
  • Rose St Parking Space
  • 75 Rose St Garage
  • Note – there are several other parking locations close by that may require a short walk or taxi

Uber/Taxi

  • Numerous options but remember busier periods on a Friday evening and allow plenty of time to book

Event Details

Date: October 28, 2022

Start time: 08:30 AEDT

End time: 16:30 AEDT

Venue: The Rose St Market

Directions: 60 Rose St, Fitzroy VIC 3065. Found in the heart of eclectic Fitzroy, The Rose St. Artists’ Market will be transformed into a green urban oasis for an evening celebration of all things urban greening. The AIH National Awards Dinner is on the same day and weekend of the AIH National Conference.