Connecting gardens, groups and growers to create a more resilient food future in Darebin

Introducing Darebin’s new Little Seed Libraries!

We’re excited to announce that the first two of our Little Seed Libraries have been installed and are now open to the community for borrowing! Gardeners are welcome to borrow seeds to grow at home (up to 3 packets per household) and return your saved seeds to the library at the end of the season. […]

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Inner North Community Foundation grants

In the past 5 months, Inner North Community Foundation have granted more than $350,000 to more than 100 community groups across Darebin City Council, Moreland City Council and Yarra City Council. The ‘Inner North Covid-19 Fund’ is currently open. This grant program aims to support local groups working to benefit Darebin, Moreland and Yarra to […]

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Darebin Seed Library

The Darebin Seed Library is launching soon! As part of Council’s Sustainable Food program, we are developing a community seed sharing project which aims to build local seed diversity and food resilience by helping gardeners to grow, save and share open-pollinated, heirloom and local seeds. Seed saving resources and workshops will be provided to help […]

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Transition Darebin food swaps cancelled until further notice

We are cancelling our 4 food swaps until further notice.  Unfortunately, given the spread of COVID-19 and the need to encourage self-isolation, we can’t safely run these events in public.  Thank you for your understanding. We encourage you to use social media or other avenues to swap food in your locality by doing porch/nature strip/front […]

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Queensland Fruit Fly webinar for nursery staff

Nursery staff are invited to join horticultural entomologist Andrew Jessup, for this online webinar presenting best practice options, so you can support your customers to manage and prevent Queensland Fruit Fly in their gardens. Join Andrew to learn about: best practice options for traps, baits and nets, including brand suggestions. practical recommendations for nursery staff […]

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Transition Darebin Food Swaps are back!

In light of the easing of restrictions by the Department of Health and Human Services, Transition Darebin have resumed their 4 food swaps in June. Get to know your community and bring along your excess produce to swap.  Ideas: veggies, fruit, herbs, spices, seeds, seedlings, eggs, home baked goods, preserves, olives, kombucha scobies, kefir grains […]

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Yarra Valley Water’s Community Water Conservation Grants

Yarra Valley Water’s Community Water Conservation Grant Pilot is currently open. The purpose is to support community and not-for-profit organisations undertake projects to maximise the water efficiency of their facilities and raise awareness about their water use and strategies for conserving it. They give several examples of project what are eligible, including the installation of […]

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Community gardens & COVID-19 update

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services have advised that community gardens are permitted to continue operating, provided that strict physical distancing and safety processes are in place. These protective measures include: All community gatherings, socialising, workshops and events are not permitted and members are only to be undertaking activities related to the growing and […]

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‘Community gardens are essential’ campaign

Community gardens and associated forms of urban agriculture provide an essential service as well as a health and wellbeing lifeline to over 261,000 Australians every week. Community gardens and urban food production are a source of fresh, healthy, affordable, safe, and accessible food as well as providing a place to exercise and stay physically fit. These spaces […]

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