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Off the wall

Building sustainable business ecosystems and actively cultivating ongoing collaborations are key strategies for this innovative city farming business, which launched in July 2017.


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Changing the way we think of food

"Geert is an incredibly humble and intelligent guy, building one of the more interesting local startups that I’ve come across. The trajectory for an infrastructure-based startup in the agriculture space is not as rapid as your typical software startup, but I have a strong belief that Geert is laying down the groundwork for a paradigm shift in agriculture."—Jordan Michaelidis, host of Uncommon Podcast by Neuralle


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Melbourne’s latest cafe innovation brings farm-to-table closer than ever

A new Melbourne-based start-up, Farmwall, has started building vertical, edible farms that grow fresh produce inside some of Melbourne’s iconic cafes and restaurants, as part of a mission to transform cities into food-producing ecosystems.


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How Farmwall plans to revolutionise dining by helping eateries grow their own food

We meet the team bringing farm freshness to Melbourne eateries — without the need for a paddock. The mission? Reduce “food miles”, waste and packaging while bringing food production closer to where the food is eaten. The solution? Small-scale “farms” inside the very cafes and eateries that will use their produce.


Melbourne start-up Farmwall lets chefs harvest their own greens

It's a plan so cunning you could put a tail on it and call it a fox. Geert Hendrix, Serena Lee and Dr Wilson Lennard, from Alphington-based start-up Farmwall, have devised a small-scale indoor farm for restaurants and cafes that allows chefs to grow and harvest their own herbs and microgreens in a space the size of a bookcase.


Farmwall are crowdfunding!

Farmwall have a plan to transform Melbourne into a food producing ecosystem, but they need your help! The Alphington based social enterprise make small-scale, vertical, edible gardens, that grow herbs and microgreens in urban cafés using aquaponic production methods.


Melbourne startup Farmwall supplies vertical gardens to cafes and restaurants

Aiming to promote the sustainability of food wastage while tending to the strain felt by agricultural industries to feed a growing nation is Melbourne-based startup Farmwall. Through a monthly subscription service, Farmwall wants to supply cafes and restaurants with a vertical farm which can be used to grow fresh herbs and microgreens.


There's now a startup crowdfunding indoor farms in restaurants

There’s an innovative new take on urban farming afoot. Farmwall is a Melbourne-based startup that is focused on creating vertical, edible farms that bloom within the walls of the city’s cafes and restaurants.


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Edible, vertical, urban: Farmwall’s future of food

Farmwall is a startup that is producing edible, vertical, urban gardens that means restaurants can sustainably farm their fresh herbs and micro greens onsite. “Growing foods in close proximity to where they’ll be used reduces travel, unnecessary packaging and food waste while increasing the taste and quality of the plant.”


Two Feet Profile: Farmwall

In the countdown to our Two Feet Showcase, we are profiling some of the teams we’ve been working with over the last six months. First up is Farmwall – they are transforming our cities into food-growing ecosystems.


Farmwall startup to sustain cities

Picture a small-scale, vertical, edible garden that grows herbs and microgreens in urban cafés. It’s environmentally-conscious, sustainable, visually appealing—and it’s being turned into a reality right now by Farmwall at the Melbourne Innovation Centre in Alphington.


Q&A with Farmwall

Geert Hendrix, Serena Lee, and Wilson Lennard - who are working to build cities that sustainably feed our planet. They shared with us their vision, and how they are shaking up Melbourne’s food scene by creating vertical, edible Farmwalls right INSIDE some of Melbourne’s top cafes and restaurants.