Eight reasons to be hopeful about the future of our food system – Biomimicry Institute

This year the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2015 challenged people world-wide to work together to rethink our food system using design inspired by nature. Mid year the ideas started pouring in from every corner of the world. Thousands of designers, architects, biologists, engineers, students, nature-lovers, and big thinkers had answered the call to completely rethink our food system using designContinue reading “Eight reasons to be hopeful about the future of our food system – Biomimicry Institute”

What Melbourne can learn from nature!

BiomimicrySwarm Australia is hosting a multi-disciplinary panel discussion on ‘How can Melbourne learn from nature’ to create a sustainably regenerative and generous city. This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week and Melbourne Architecture Annual, in  partnership with the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects and DesignInc. Jane Toner, Biomimicry Specialist and founder ofContinue reading “What Melbourne can learn from nature!”

Developing Food Resilience

Moments occur in time that with hindsight can appear as an alternative path or as a spark of inspiration that if pursued can lead to opportunities and connections. Recent occasions have inspired this post the first in a series of food. While many perceive urban food as individual backyard or community garden activity, urban and peri-urban agriculture isContinue reading “Developing Food Resilience”