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.
- Urban heat mitigation and cooler cities
- The impact of horticulture on wellbeing: preventive and curative
- Addressing emerging food security risks through urban foods capes and proactive use of horticulture
- Recognising that soil health is the key to plant, human and social health
- 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.
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
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.
- Leicester st/Brunswick st exit (Tram 11)
- Rose st Stop 14 (Tram 96)
- 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
- Numerous options but remember busier periods on a Friday evening and allow plenty of time to book