Peter Kearney

An experienced organic and biodynamic gardener, educator and technologist, Peter’s passion for urban agriculture started at the age of 10, in Melbourne.

Over three decades, his business career has spanned the breadth of accountancy, commerce, information systems, education, writing and entrepreneurship, but he has remained committed to growing food and engaging with community groups around local foods systems.

In 2007, Peter formed Cityfood Growers to educate and empower people living in and around cities to grow their own food.  Connecting food gardeners and providing a vehicle for consumers to find locally grown produce online or at local growers markets, Cityfood Growers is now one of the largest urban food growing websites in Australia.

In addition to managing the website and its popular blog, Peter also teaches organic and biodynamic growing methods, plans food growing spaces, writes about food gardening and consults to organisations on urban agriculture strategy.