xiv. COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRES & ECOHOUSES

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRES

The increased perception of community food security issues also extends to Vic Health and many community health centres, as interest in the Fruit Peddlers Project showed. This could be a move from community health workers toward a consideration of food gardens from a holistic environmental view, as well as from a more traditional nutritional one. Michael Chew describes it as an intersection of these perspectives of “healthy living and community health, which is connecting the community to the natural environment.”

The Sustainable Living Space is also run through community centres in the outer-eastern suburbs, and includes plans for community gardens.

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ECO-HOUSES

Eco-houses offer another set up, and are valuable examples to all community houses and neighbourhood centres. The sentiment of Peter Cundall to “grow anywhere you can, dig up the lawn and put some vegies in.” has a common communal venue for its application through community centres and neighbourhood houses. A great example with productive gardens includes the Port Phillip Eco House in the St. Kilda Botanic Gardens.

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There are also suburban permaculture example homes @ http://greenlivingpedia.org/


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