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

Queensland Fruit Fly Workshop, Wed 14 Sep

Queensland Fruit Fly is a serious pest that lays its eggs in fruit and fruiting vegetables – everything from lemons to tomatoes – causing them to rot from the inside. Unfortunately, QFF is now found in Melbourne (thanks to our changing climate). It will take a combined community effort to keep QFF numbers low, so DIVRS with Darebin Council is running FREE workshops that will teach you:

– how to identify it
– how deter or manage it in your garden
– how to dispose of it if you do find it in your fruit or vegetables

Plus, we’ll show you how to make a cheap and effective trap out of materials that are easy to come by.

The next workshop will be run by Angelo Eliades of Deep Green Permaculture

Date: Wednesday 14 September
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm
Where: East Preston Community Centre, 7 Newton Street, East Preston

Register here or contact the Centre on 8470 8107 /

Let’s work together to reduce QFF numbers and keep it from devastating our backyard, community gardens and Victoria’s larger food growing efforts.


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