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 in procurement roles: shelf life, … Read More

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. 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 – the list goes on. Here are … Read More

World Bee Day – 20 May 2020

To celebrate World Bee Day (20 May) and as part of our Backyard Harvest Stories weekly gardening video series, we are celebrating all things bees to raise awareness about the vital role of bees to a sustainable food system. Tuesday 19 May, 3-3:30pm: Morgan from 3000acres will be talking about the importance of bees to our food system as well … Read More

Backyard Harvest Stories is here!

We are excited to launch our new online food growing and sharing project, Backyard Harvest Stories! Backyard food gardening is a healthy, grounding and therapeutic activity to do while we are all spending more time at home, and we are partnering with 3000acres to encourage social connection and engagement online through the world of food gardening. We invite you to … Read More

The Perma Pixie free ‘Intro to Foraging’ livestream, Friday 27 March 2pm

Want to see more local and inspiring free gardening live videos? Catch permaculture educator, herbal and medicinal plant expert and local Darebin resident, The Perma Pixie with an Introduction to Foraging free livestream today! Take something into your own hands by learning about the edible wild food and Medicine around you. To view please visit The Perma Pixie FB page and follow, … Read More

Kat Lavers gardening livestream videos starting Friday 27 March 11am

Local gardening legend Kat Lavers is offering free gardening Q&A on Fridays at 11am, with the first one starting this Friday 27 March 2020 on the topic of ‘gardening in hard times’. In the midst of a pandemic and with a recession looming, many of us are starting food gardens for the first time or looking to ramp up production. … Read More

Backyard Harvest Festival – Postponed

While the first weekend of the Backyard Harvest Festival went ahead as planned, the remaining two weekends of events had to be postponed as we work to promote good health and safety of our community and lessen the spread of the coronavirus. We hope to run the remaining events during Darebin’s Spring FUSE Festival in September 2020 if it is safe to do so.   But don’t worry: we recognise how important backyard food gardening and … Read More

Free Composting Workshops by The Compost Depot

Home Composting Workshops by The Compost Depot Want to home compost but not sure how? Confused about what can and can’t go in your compost bin? Not sure there is a solution for you because you’re renting or don’t have much space? Join the Compost Depot for a series of workshops ranging from home composting for beginners to small space … Read More

Zero Waste Cooking Demonstration with the Social Food Project – 26 March

Victorian’s throw away around $2000 a year in wasted food, with almost two thirds of this being food that could have otherwise been eaten. Join Darebin City Council and the Social Food Project for a zero-waste cooking demonstration to give you all the tools and tips for zero-waste cooking at home. You’ll learn how to plan, buy and cook to … Read More

Farmer Incubator’s Pop Up Garlic Farmers program 2020 – Starts 29 Feb!

Farmer Incubator are a non-profit organisation aiming to help grow future farmers from an enterprising collective of young people who are concerned about food quality, sovereignty and security, and who are yearning to work the land. Their famous Pop-Up Garlic Farmers program is running for its sixth year! In this program, participants are supported to grow a market garden scale … Read More