Stellar Violets Life Library, Living Museum & Gallery

Design Feature
Type of Project
Landowner Strategy, Placemaking
State
Western Australia
Location
Regional

An exhibition at the 2010 Slow Food International Terra Madre conference, highlighted the rapid reduction in global agricultural biodiversity, which prompted deep concern over the food supply and the unsustainable system in which food is produced. Inspried by this, Stellar Violets was created - a multipurpose community health, arts and culture hub that serves as a model for sustainable living in Manjimup, Western Australia. This is showcased through an on-site market garden, mental health promotion initiatives, environmentally friendly transport, efficient energy use and waste recycling.

Stellar Violets engages the community with healthy food. Image: Stellar Violets
Stellar Violets engages the community with healthy food. Image: Stellar Violets

Inspiring healthy food environments 

The vision of Stellar Violets has been translated into a community space that educates community members about sustainable food production and holistic health, through a reconnection with, and valuing of, natural resources. This venue allows designers, town planners and policy makers to observe theory in practice to grow healthy built food environments.

Project Team 

  • Stellar Violets
  • Community members
  • Volunteers

Project Cost 

$200,000 (funded from a combination of grants, private and corporate sponsorship).

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