Northcote Library Food Garden and Darebin Council MoU

The Northcote Library Food Garden (NLFG) and Darebin Council collaborated to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which has been in place since August 2013. The MoU has been useful for both Council and the NLFG group to understand the expectations, roles and responsibilities each party has in the management and operation of the garden. The NLFG is an excellent … Read More

NLFG Gardening Workshop Notes

The Northcote Library Food Garden was pleased to be part of the 2013 Sustainable Living Festival.  We welcomed extra visitors to our usual Community Gardening Day in February and ran a series of workshops that were well attended. Notes from our ‘Starting a Wormfarm‘ and ‘Planning for Autumn Food Gardening‘ workshops appear now on the NLFG’s blog.

Summer in the Northcote Library Food Garden

Our summer vegetables and gardening group are growing and ‘flowering’ beautifully at the Northcote Library Food Garden.  More than fifteen gardeners joined in on Sunday 13th January to water, prune, tend compost and plant. Our garden has coped well with some of Melbourne’s extreme weather days of late thanks to a watering roster that teams small groups of gardeners up … Read More

Indigenous and Native Garden begins at the Northcote Library Food Garden

The first plants in the Northcote Library Food Garden’s indigenous/native food garden are in and appear to be enjoying their new home at the Southern end of the garden. The indigenous/native garden was proposed way back in April last year in the community consultation phase of the garden’s establishment.  Members of the local community felt it would be fitting and … Read More