Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival Bookings are now open!

Bookings are now open for the 2019 Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival! The festival runs from 4 – 19 May 2019 in a celebration of home food-growing traditions from around the world. There are four new gardens included in this year’s program, as well as old favourites to get you inspired to grow your own fresh healthy food. Our talented hosts … Read More

Community Gardens unpacked at the Sustainable Food Leaders Forum 6 March, 2019

We had 20 passionate community members join us for a great evening of discussion and networking at the Community Garden themed Sustainable Food Leaders Forum on Wednesday 6 March, 2019 The forum was an opportunity to have groups discuss and share their different approach and experiences. We had a good cross section of current community garden members, those looking to … Read More

Backyard Harvest Festival is being held from 4 – 19 May

The Backyard Harvest Festival is a celebration of home food growing traditions, and gives residents the opportunity to learn from passionate and knowledgeable local food experts from a diversity of cultures. The festival involved opening home food gardens for tours and workshops, to help build a strong sense of community around homegrown and homemade food. To enable festival goers to experience … Read More

Fruit Squad Feature on ABC Gardening Australia!

DIVRS’s ‘Fruit Squad’ were featured on ABC’s Gardening Australia on Friday 23 March, 2018! Martin O’Callaghan and the Fruit Squad volunteers did a fantastic job telling the inspiring story of redistributing healthy fresh fruit to those in need, building a sense of community and avoiding food waste. See the complete episode below.      

2016 Backyard Harvest Festival a Hit with Home Food Gardeners!

The Spring Darebin Backyard Harvest Festival has just wrapped up with visitors enjoying a fascinating variety of private food gardens and workshop topics delivered by our talented hosts: Robbie, Elena, Lee, Fotios, Effy, Damian, Steve, Georgia, Luigi, Emanuela, Kat, Kim, Angelo, George, Marika, Antonis, Michael, Dru, Maya, Jessamy and Harry. We can’t thank you enough for your generous contribution. Opening … Read More