Art & Design
Posted by Melanie Dimmitt
24. Feb, 2014
Smith Street locals may have lost their secret free car park, but they’ve gained a community garden thriving in the heart of Fitzroy’s urban sprawl.
The site is the first garden of the 3000acres program, an initiative that won VicHealth’s Seed Challenge.Their idea was to utilise unused spaces in Melbourne by turning them into public “green spaces”.
“It’s extraordinary really,” landscape architect, Chris Renkin says. “It’s completely activated a space that would have just sat here for a year.”
The garden has been sprung in at Neometro’s Nine Smith Street. Alongside café, Placeholder and not-for-profit art gallery, SLOPES, 3000acres will inhabit the site for 12 months before becoming apartments.
Neighbouring businesses and residents have already recycled food scraps, planted flowers, herbs, and vegetables in their designated plots—the most showy belonging to local comedian, Hamish Blake.
Stealthy locals might also benefit from the “sacrificial herbs” located at the garden’s entrance -it’s all part of the community vibe.
3000acres is located at Neometro’s Nine Smith Street rear carpark in Fitzroy (accessed via Little Smith Street). Find out more here www.3000acres.org
Bail Out's plans to help out Melbourne's disadvantaged youth.
Snap away with The Fox Darkroom, a mecca for photography aficionados to learn all about the traditional methods of black and white photography.
It almost sounds like the premise of a reality TV show: pile a bunch of artists in a bus for seven days, send them across Mexico and see what happens.
Movenpick are giving away over 5,000 scoops of ice-cream across their 23 boutiques this Monday!
Singer, songwriter and comedic genius Jude Perl will launch her debut album Modern Times at The Toff in Town.
Milk Bar Mag got to speak with JackJackJack's singer Maggie Baines about their upcoming show at the St Kilda Festival.