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A New Indoor Vertical Farm Is Being Built In Preston

CERES will use funding from the Victorian Government to create its new urban farming space.
By Libby Curran
March 11, 2018
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A New Indoor Vertical Farm Is Being Built In Preston

CERES will use funding from the Victorian Government to create its new urban farming space.
By Libby Curran
March 11, 2018
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CERES is set to score itself an innovative new urban farming space, thanks to funding from the Victorian Government's $1 million Social Impact Investment for Sustainability Program.

The indoor vertical farm will breathe new life into a former cool room at the social enterprise's Preston property, producing organic microgreens and helping to train the public in aspects of urban farming. 12 new jobs will be created and CERES will be able to offer 27 work experience positions over the next three years.

The rest of the $183,000 funding CERES receives will go towards building a new website and app, providing easier access to the group's organic grocery and carbon neutral food delivery service, Fair Food.

Operating for the past two years, CERES Fair Food sells produce wholesale and through 12 local stores, as well as being delivered to around 1000 customers each week.

Published on March 11, 2018 by Libby Curran

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