Glenroy A suburb in Melbourne, Australia
Glenroy, Victoria is a suburb in the north west of Melbourne, approximately 13kms from the city centre. The artists and partnering organisation Scope are locally based in the neighbourhood. The project has developed as a way of celebrating the local diversity and connecting the community of the Glenroy of today. The suburb began as a small town of a farming community in the late 1800s and had the reputation of being the 'Toorak of the North'. By the 1950s it had become a post war suburb housing families of returned soldiers from the second world war, as evidenced by the many weatherboard houses of the area. In recent years, the Glenroy area has steadily changed and adapted to renewed urban conditions, being part of a growing capital city.
In exploring the neighbourhood today, one is not surprised to smell the aromatic spices from India and Sri Lanka, eat Baklava, kebab, pizza, sushi or pho, find a store full of Hijab from many different countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey and Lebanon or hear and see many different languages from all around the world.
We hope that by creating this project, using Mobile Edible Gardens, we'll be able to capture the diversity of flavours and culinary practices that make up the suburb of Glenroy.