Food Growing and Darebin Wildlife and Creek Reserves

Darebin has nationally, regionally and locally significant heritage sites which host significant populations of endangered species. These sites are vulnerable to invasion by exotic (non-indigenous) species, including the seeds of domestic food gardens, which compete for space, nutrients and sunlight. The Communal Food Garden Assessment Guidelines state that natural conservation areas such as creek banks and native grasslands are not … Read More

Darebin Urban Food Production Strategy, Implementation Plan and Communal Food Garden Assessment Guidelines

Communal Food Garden Assessment Guidelines – updates June 2016 Darebin Council adopted its first Urban Food Production (UFP) Strategy in August 2014. The purpose of the strategy is to outline how Council can guide and support the development of local food systems in Darebin to result in a greater capacity across the community to make healthy and sustainable food choices. 2014 … Read More

Great general tips and advice from reducing food waste to using recycled garden infrastructure…

Sustainable Homes and Communities – A program available to Darebin and Banyule residents which provides practical information and ways to live more sustainably in the community www.sustainablecommunities.vic.gov.au   City of Darebin Budget Bites Guide – guide to cheap, healthy, fresh and sustainable food in the City of Darebin. www.darebin.vic.gov.au/Files/Budget_Bites_Guide_low_res.pdf   Transition Darebin – Part of the worldwide Transition network, helping … Read More