Junglefy and Yerrabingin, are excited to announce a new partnership, working together on multiple living infrastructure projects to deliver Indigenous design-led thinking and positive community outcomes.
Yerrabingin, is a visionary start-up that disrupts conventional approaches to Aboriginal disadvantage while creating inter generational capital for future generations. This knowledge, combined with Junglefy’s experience with living infrastructure will create culturally rich, beautifully designed projects.
According to Junglefy Co-founder Jock Gammon, “this collaboration creates an important link to Australian Aboriginal culture and seeks to promote learning, employment opportunities and creative solutions to our living infrastructure projects”.
Our first collaborative project is Australia’s first Native Rooftop Farm at South Eveleigh, formerly Australian Technology Park. Junglefy will install the 500sqm farm which will be the first of its kind in Australia. Yerrabingin will be responsible for looking after the native species and traditional ‘bush tucker’ plants which will be available for commercial sale. They will also provide a teaching opportunity on Indigenous culture and Aboriginal permaculture methods.
We are also working together to deliver NAB’s new headquarters in Wynyard Place. As part of the NAB project, onsite testing will be conducted to develop an understanding of which Australian native plants perform best in indoor environments. This knowledge can then be used to inform plant selection for future projects.
The combining of the two organisations brings together a wealth of industry knowledge on Australian native plants including their cultural value and significance as well as the science behind the impact of plants on human health and wellbeing.
Yerrabingin Co-founder Clarence Slockee, “our collaboration with Junglefy has allowed us to bring the world’s oldest living culture into an incredibly exciting space where new technologies and methodologies can integrate green space and biophilia into the built form.”
(biophilia | bʌɪə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪə | noun [mass noun] (according to a theory of the biologist E. O. Wilson) an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world.)