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

Help create a sustainable future for Melbourne’s green wedges and agricultural land

As the city’s population grows, the surrounding urban fringe is under increasing pressure of inappropriate development which is why the State Government are stepping in now to protect these environmental values for the long-term. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning want your feedback to safeguard these important areas and help us plan for the long-term […]

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DIVRS Urban Food Program – looking for fruit trees and new growing spaces!

DIVRS have just recruited a bunch of new and enthusiastic volunteers and now they need more growing spaces and fruit trees to harvest, which will contribute to food relief for the vulnerable in our community. Darebin Fruit Squad Households Do you have established fruit trees that you are too busy to harvest, or perhaps your […]

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Call out for events to be part of Urban Agriculture Month, April 2021

Would you like to host your own event at the first national @Urban_Agriculture_Month (UAM) in April 2021? The UAF is hosting Urban Agriculture Month throughout April 2021, to raise the profile of edible gardens and urban farms around the country. UAM will feature self-generated events from open gardens, workshops and guided tours, to communal feasts. To take part, simply create an account and register […]

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Registrations open for Farmer Incubator’s Pop Up Garlic Farmers Program!

Farmer Incubator are a non-profit organisation who aims to grow conscious farmers in a way that empowers them with knowledge, experience, community and connection so that they can contribute to the respectful regeneration of land and the building of a sovereign food future. After being cancelled a month into the course in 2020 due to […]

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Expressions of Interest for new community garden in Oakhill

A rare opportunity has arisen for some vacant land in the heart of Oakhill Village Preston to be transformed into a community garden. Council is currently seeking expressions of interest from the community for a dedicated group of local gardeners to take over the establishment and maintenance of the garden. The site is the under-utilised […]

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Sustain’s Pandemic Gardening Survey Report is here!

We know you’ve been waiting for it: The National Pandemic Gardening Survey Report is here! This year over 9,000 Australian gardeners told us what edible gardening meant to them during COVID-19. At a time of great global uncertainty, growing food was a source of solace, peace and healing; it meant safe, healthy and fresh food […]

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Sustainable Food Leaders Forum – POSTPONED

**UPDATE: we have decided to postpone the Sustainable Food Leaders Forum to 2021. Please stay tuned for more details ** Local sustainable food advocates and practitioners are invited to attend Darebin’s next Sustainable Food Leaders Forum on Thursday 10th December at 6:00 – 7:30pm. We will hear from inspirational community members and groups involved in […]

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