A week ago, Darren Varney the Sales and Marketing Manager for Biofilta gave me a private tour of Melbourne Skyfarm.
Initial question what is Melbourne Skyfarm?
Melbourne Skyfarm is a collaboration between Melbourne-based sustainability companies Odonata Foundation, Biofilta, and The Sustainable Landscape Company to transform a 2000-square metre 18-floor rooftop car park into an urban farm and environmental oasis in the heart of the city. Located in Melbourne’s emerging Seafarer’s precinct, Melbourne Skyfarm directly overlooks the Yarra River and Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre.
Biofilta design and manufacture the most successful and robust food-generating wicking bed system in the World from its Melbourne-based facility. They are now exporting to countries around the world. I was keen to see their systems in action at Melbourne Skyfarm along with all the food which is currently being grown on this rooftop garden.
Let me and Darren take you on a visionary tour of Melbourne Skyfarm.