Sustainable gardening and backyard food growing resources from Darebin Council:
- Sustainable Gardening in Darebin booklet
- Sow What When: Darebin’s Seasonal Seed Sowing Guide
- Darebin’s Backyard Harvest playlist on YouTube
- Darebin’s Queensland Fruit Fly prevention and management video
- Discounted compost, bokashi bins and worm farms for Darebin residents from Compost Revolution
Readings and resources – Permaculture & regenerative agriculture:
- Two great podcasts from Dan at Making Permaculture Stronger – with David Holmgren and Permafund patron Rowe Morrow
- Hannah Maloney talking Food Forests on Gardening Australia and in a great interview on the Futuresteading podcast
- Brenna Quinlan and Charlie Mcgee on a panel for Zero Waste Victoria
- Charles Massey talking about the benefits of Regenerative Agriculture on Australian Story
- Podcast with Jen Sheridan from Open Food Network talking about what OFN is, the impacts of COVID, connecting stranded produce, dignity in food relief, community supported agriculture (CSA), how short supply networks build resilience and their invisibility in Australia.
- Article about seed sovereignty: Seed saving movement calls for seeds to be publicly owned, The Guardian UK, 28/12/2020.
- Kat Lavers on seed saving for home gardeners, Local Food Connect.
Take your food growing the next level with these young farmer mentor programs:
- Farmer Incubator growing future farmers through their Pop Up Garlic Farmers Program
- Young Farmers Connect support and resources for new, young and aspiring farmers
- Cultivate Farms social enterprise which matches the next generation farmers with retiring farmers and investors to own and operate a farm together
Swap and share networks:
- Transition Darebin local food swaps: swap your excess homegrown produce with your neighbours
- Darebin Seed Library: borrow, grow and return organic, open-pollinated and heirloom seeds
- Sharewaste: connect with people who wish to recycle their kitchen scraps with neighbours who are composting, worm farming or keep chickens
- Darebin Café to Garden: enables residents to pick up coffee rounds from participating Darebin businesses to take home and add to home compost and worm farms
- Good Karma Network: Consider offering unwanted resources from your business on your local Good Karma Networks for gardeners to use (e.g. coffee grounds, shredded paper, newspapers, etc.)