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

Seed raising workshop @ Regent Community Garden, Sun 18 April

Join Kaye Roberts-Palmer from Blue Bee Garden Design for a Seed Raising Workshop at Darebin’s newest community garden! In this session you will learn how to build your own seed propagation unity using recycled  home materials, learn how to keep your new seedlings healthy, pests and problems to watch out for and when to plant […]

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Kids Sustainability and Nature Play Workshop, Tues 20 April

To celebrate Nature Play Week, Darebin City Council and Little Sprouts Program are hosting a free nature play event for families with children aged 0-5 years. Activities will include sensory nature play, recycled nature art, making seed balls and recycled paper. Children will also get to plant their own plant to take home and care […]

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Permaculture Workshop at Sylvester Hive Community Garden, 31 March 2021

Join local green thumb and Permaculture expert Angelo Eliades of Deep Green Permaculture for a Permaculture Workshop at the Sylvester Hive Community Garden. In this session, Angelo will cover how to get started with Permaculture and being sufficient on a suburban block. When: Wednesday 31 March 2021, 6:00-8:00pm Where: Sylvester Hive Community Garden, corner of […]

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Regent Community Garden launch party, Sun 28 March!

Join us on Sunday 28 March for the launch of Darebin’s newest community garden, the Regent Community Garden! Special guest Mayor Lina Messina will be doing a speech and Aunty Dianne Kerr is offering a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony to officially launch the garden. There will be activities and entertainment for all ages, […]

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genU Community Gardens open day and community consultation, Sat 27 March!

A new community garden is being planned at the old Sprout Garden site and they want to hear from you! genU took over the garden last year and their services include a provision of activity and workplace skill development programs for NDIS participants. They are keen to strengthen connections between their participants and the local […]

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Queensland Fruit Fly for Home Gardeners webinar, 18 March

Join Chloe Thomson from Bean There Dug That for this free online webinar about how to manage Queensland Fruit Fly in your home garden or community gardens. In this session Chloe will cover the following topics: Introduction to QFF How to tidy up your garden for winter & the importance of it in the management […]

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Buzz and Dig Native Bee Masterclass, 27 Feb

Join Katrina Forstner from Buzz and Dig to learn about native bees in her Preston backyard bee oasis! You’ll learn how to identify native bees, co-evolution of bees and plants, nesting behaviours, buzz pollination, and how to increase beneficial insect biodiversity in your backyard. Create a wooden bee hotel using upcycled materials and take it […]

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Launching “Regeneration: Growing New Farmers” report on farmer incubator programs

Join Farmer Incubator & Young Farmers Connect as they launch their new research report “Regeneration: Growing New Farmers” as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival. The report seeks to address the feasibility and context of establishing farmer incubators in Australia. It examines the barriers and opportunities for new and aspiring small-scale farmers in entering […]

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January Food Swaps

Transition Darebin’s local food swaps are back in 2021! Here are the list of food swaps for January: Saturday 9th Jan (2nd Saturday of every month) Northcote Library Food Garden, 32-38 Separation Street @  11 am – 12 noon Saturday 16th Jan (3rd Saturday of every month) In front Reservoir Library, 23 Edwardes Street @ 10 […]

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