Frankston is the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, which prides itself on a thriving food and wine culture. Can Frankston benefit from participating in the broader food conversation by becoming a food destination in itself?
This project proposes what Carolyn Steel coined as a 'sitopia' or 'food-place' within the urban context of Frankston. It aims to offer a place of social and cultural exchange through the medium of food, and to reconnect people with what they eat.
The Seed to Table Food Exchange combines market, cooking, dining, primary production and education, with an emphasis on aquaponics and permacultural practices. It comprises an ephemeral market and a fixed market place, which hug a central shared public space, that mediates between the markets needs and a productive landscape.
Food crosses all sectors of society and is a language that we all speak. What better way to build community than through food.