The Green Room is home to Planted Places
What we do:
Planted Places is a social enterprise that cultivates relationships with people, plants and place. Through meaningful garden work in a space of inclusion, we will directly address the problems of physical and social isolation experienced by displaced persons – asylum seekers and refugees, and international students with limited resources. Our vision is to create productive green landscapes in living and work environments to foster connection and belonging.
(a) To offer belonging and welcome for dislocated and isolated people.
(b) To operate a living laboratory that develops technical horticultural skills.
(c) To demonstrate and educate with indoor plants and sustainable food production.
(d) To achieve financial sustainability as a social enterprise.
Planted Places operates in the Green Room, the first indoor farm in Melbourne’s CBD. Our methods of plant propagation and small-scale aquaponics will create opportunities for both connection and skill development in horticulture and food production. The space will demonstrate a living landscape to highlight the essential role of plants for human flourishing. Our products will include houseplants, micro-herbs, worms and fertiliser.
See our website for more information and contact details: http://plantedplaces.org
The Founding Team for Planted Places.
Baptist Place entrance (next door to the Victoria Hotel off Little Collins St)