The Ecological Justice Hub is a permaculture garden dedicated to both social and environmental justice, restoring our relationship with nature and each other. It helps build knowledge and skills through practical ‘hands on’ projects, to strengthen environmental protection and what this means in practice in our homes and in communities. These include:
Throughout the Ecological Justice Hub programs, we promote and teach ecological justice, ensuring that justice and equity are central to ecological sustainability.
The Hub is presently the site of a 5000 litre biogas reactor, testing the feasibility of sourcing green waste feedstock from multi-apartment dwellings nearby and generating energy for cooking or electric power to be returned to the dwellings.
The Ecological Justice Hub promotes community-based energy, permaculture, waste conversion, composting, ecological house design, recycling and seasonal planting with food harvesting and cooking.
Each Tuesday, our volunteers work alongside our participants to prepare the garden for fruit and vegetable production. This fresh seasonal produce is delivered in food boxes to the Brunswick Uniting Church Olive Way Kitchen, which feeds people who are hungry and experiencing homelessness three days a week. We are always seeking new volunteers to assist us in this important work.
In 2018, the Hub built a demonstration tiny house, which included eco design features like solar panels, batteries, a composting toilet, high-grade heating insulation and flow through cooling ventilation.
We work collaboratively with other organisations within the City of Moreland to build a local network that rebalances injustices through practical social and ecological practices.
The Ecological Justice Hub has successfully tested a model of community advocacy, education and training, jobs pathways, and green living demonstration projects through: