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Wanted: CERES Aquaponics Farmer

Posted in Models, Seeking by Kate Archdeacon on July 17th, 2012

 

Do you have what it takes to run a small hi-tec urban farm as a professional farmer growing high value crops and selling them direct to niche markets and through a veggie box system? We’re looking for a super motivated and entrepreneurial urban farmer to run our Aquaponic Food Hub system as part of our Food Hubs urban farming research project. This is a contract position – we are looking for a farmer who will run our established system (produces 400-700 vegetable units/week), keeping the profit in exchange for pushing the system’s productive potential and helping us document what yields are possible. The position is supported with training and mentorship.

Download the Position Description: Aquaponics Farmer PD July 2012 or go to the job description on the CERES site.


Employment, Mobility and Living in a Growing City: Melbourne Conversations

Posted in Events, Opinion by Kate Archdeacon on March 29th, 2011

30 March , 2011
6:00 pmto7:30 pm


Image: Hammarby Sjostad by La Citta Vita via flickr CC

Melbourne is expanding to the inner north and west and the notion and dominance of a CBD is changing. What type and proportions of living, working and playing places should be provided, and how will mobility in these renewed areas be facilitated? How do comparable cities cope and thrive? Join the conversation about jobs, dwellings, services, planning, and improved public transport, walking and cycling.

6.00pm to 7.30pm, entry from 5.30pm Wednesday 30 March 2011
BMW Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne

More details: http://www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/conversations

Panellists:

  • Professor Graham Currie – Chair in Public Transport, Monash University
  • Halvard Dalheim – Director State Strategy, Department of Planning & Community Development, Melbourne
  • Professor Moura Quayle – UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Dr Marcus Spiller – Director SGS Economics, Melbourne

Moderator: Peter Mares – Journalist and Presenter ABC Radio National.
Discussant: Dr Ruth Fincher – Professor of Geography University of Melbourne


Commonwealth Government’s new Jobs Fund and Community Gardens

Posted in Seeking by Devin Maeztri on May 14th, 2009

The $650 million is part of the Governments Jobs and Training Compact.  The Jobs Fund will support and create jobs and improve skills, by funding projects that build community infrastructure and create social capital in local communities.

The Jobs Fund comprises three streams of funding:

  • $300 million Local Jobs stream to support community infrastructure projects with a focus on the promotion of environment-friendly technology and heritage
  • $ 200 million Get Communities Working stream for self-sustaining projects which create jobs and provide activities and services to improve community amenity
  • $150 million Infrastructure Employment Projects stream for investment in infrastructure projects which generate jobs in regions affected by the economic downturn

For more information visit the Australian Government – Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.


VEIL seeks EOI for food research – food freight / distribution systems

Posted in Seeking by Ferne Edwards on January 20th, 2009

The Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab is seeking expressions of interest to undertake two research projects on food freight / distribution systems:
Part I: Understanding Victorian Food Freight Movements
Part II: Best Practice (Sustainable) Food Distribution Systems

The position description for each position can be downloaded below.

Understanding Victorian Food Freight Movements – Part 1

Best practice food distribution systems – Part II

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