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

Alphington Farmers Market & Community Farmgate tour, Sun 25 April

To celebrate Urban Agriculture Month, Melbourne Farmers Markets would like to welcome you to the Alphington Community Farmgate to meet a range of growers, producers & community organisations all playing a role in supporting urban agriculture and a local food system. Come and enjoy a behind the scenes tour of our site partners, including The […]

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Darebin Council Community Grants now open!

Darebin Council’s Community Grants are now open! The Community Grants Program aims to support community projects and activities that address local priorities, strengthen community relationships of mutual respect, build social inclusion and environmental sustainability and enhance the well-being of City of Darebin residents. This program comprises the following grants: 2021/2022 Small Cash Grants (Up to […]

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Sustain webinar series for Urban Agriculture Month!

This April as part of Urban Agriculture Month, Sustain are hosting a FREE three-part webinar series highlighting champions of urban food growing in Australia and beyond. Join up to be part of the conversation! GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES, LOCAL IMPACT Since 1965, around 3,500 Australians have been awarded a Churchill Fellowship, supporting overseas exploration to learn about […]

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Farming, Food + Feminism: Dinner and Dialogue with Women in Food, Thurs 22 April 2021

Women are, in more ways than most people have seriously considered, at the centre of the food system. How do we realise their true representation and equality? Join us in taking a step forward in that conversation, starting with the women who farm, feed and otherwise care for communities and land. What: three-course dinner and […]

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Free Medicinal Herbs workshop at Sylvester Hive, Sun 11 April

Join in this wonderful workshop about ‘Herbs, Nutrition, Medicinal and Antiviral Plants’ presented by naturopath Jan Illingsworth at the Sylvester Hive Community Garden. When: Sunday 11 April, 2pm Where: Corner of Dean and Gray Street, Preston Cost: gold coin donation Register here This event is proudly supported by Darebin City Council Community Grants. […]

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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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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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