202020 Vision at MIFGS

ben-peacock-202020-webThe 202020 Vision team is going to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS), being held 29 March to 2 April.

Ben Peacock from The Republic of Everyone, which runs the 202020 Vision project, will present to several different audiences, delivering messages about the importance of urban green space, and providing information on tools being developed to help increase it.

Growers will have an opportunity to meet Mr Peacock at the Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV) ‘industry celebration’ on Thursday 30 March. Hort Innovation’s new Marketing Manager for the nursery industry, Claire Tindale-Penning, will also be on hand and looking forward to talking to growers.

As part of the official program for MIFGS, Mr Peacock will launch the How to Get Your Park Approved guide. This is one of three how-to guides being developed by 202020 Vision this year.

How to Get Your Park Approved is aimed at members of the general community, providing information to help them create a community action plan and talk to councils and other decision makers.

The second official presentation will target local government, landscape architects and other industry bodies, with a focus on urban forests and funding mechanisms available to help with planning.

The third will be to a group of landscape architects specifically, and will focus on the How to Green Your School guide which is being developed as a follow up to the My Park Rules competition run in 2016.

The kit will help landscape architects approach their local schools and offer to help to design and build new gardens and green space, giving them an opportunity to build their business and engage with the local community. It will, of course, also be available to schools and local communities directly once it’s launched later this year.

The City of Melbourne is building a mini urban forest at the Show, and 202020 Vision will have signage incorporated into the display. The Council manages a network of nearly 480 hectares of internationally acclaimed parks and gardens, and has an ambitious plan to ensure every resident is within 300 meters of a quality green space.

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