City Harvest is an initiative from Closed Loop Environmental Solutions

Delivering an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable solution

to turn local food waste into a valuable food resource. 

City Harvest has been established to:

Deliver a sustainable solution

for food waste

Empower the community

to embrace the

circular food economy

Educate the community in

the delivery of sustainable

solutions for food waste

Facilitate the involvement of industry, government and the community in the delivery of sustainable solutions for food waste

Plate to Paddock to Plate

City Harvest collects food waste from businesses and turns it into compost.

This compost is then used to return nutrients to the soil of our Market Garden to grow food, creating a circular food economy. 

Environmental

  • To deliver a sustainable solution for food waste

  • To significantly reduce methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas, created by food rotting in landfill

  • To reduce the volume of waste being sent to land fill

  • To capture vital nutrients and return these to our soils

Social

  • To provide employment opportunities for people from disenggaed groups

  • To establish volunteer groups to create a sense of community and social inclusion

  • To provide education around horticulture, permaculture and sustainable solutions for food waste

  • To reconnect to food and where it's from

Economic

  • To reduce costs associated with waste disposal and land fill taxes

  • To provide access to produce and compost at discounted rates and with low food miles

  • Generating goodwill towards participants in City Harvest

  • To facilitate industry, government and the community in the delivery of sustainable solutions for food waste

City Harvest is a not for profit company, limited by guarantee, and a registered charity with the ACNC. We currently collect food waste from various locations around Melbourne and Geelong, with a market garden being established on 1.2ha of land gifted by The Farmer's Place in Freshwater Creek, Victoria. 

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