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Fed Square is Melbourne’s home. Now it’s showing Melbourne a blueprint of the home of the future by Joost Bakker. Fed Square will again host Greenhouse by Joost, a self-sustaining, closed loop, two-bedroom home that will shelter, feed, and provide energy for its inhabitants.
This week, award winning chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett move into the Greenhouse full-time for 3 months. Passers-by will be able to see their daily routine as they work towards growing, harvesting and cooking food sourced only from the building. Their aim – to produce enough food for 2 people to live on.
With 58% of the world’s carbon emissions created by the current food system1 and the annual food waste cost globally reaching $940Billion, a sustainable future is the only way forward.
“Imagine solving the world’s biggest problem by simply changing the way we live” said Joost Bakker. “We have the ability to create positive impact by growing our own food. Everyone of us generates an abundant nutrient source – we just need to harness it.”
From this month, Fed Square will host free weekly sustainable living events such as a pop-up zero waste bar, weekly discussions with chefs and exclusive cooking demonstrations from Matt and Jo. In addition, tours of the house will be offered daily and exclusive dining sessions are available to be booked.
Fed Square acting CEO Suzana Bishop said: “We are excited to welcome Greenhouse by Joost to the Fed Square River Terrace – we know how important it is to support and promote innovation in this field as we look to ensure a sustainable future for Federation Square and the broader Melbourne community.”
Fed Square’s environmental sustainability credentials have been front of mind since the precinct was first constructed 18 years ago, and initiatives have continued to be developed over time to ensure that Fed Square remains at the forefront of this area. Since early 2019, Fed Square Pty Ltd is proudly Carbon Neutral. 100% of the carbon emissions specifically derived from Fed Square Pty. Ltd.’s operational activities are offset.
To book a tour and find out more, visit: www.fedsquare.com/events/greenhouse-by-joost
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