Volunteers wanted at Bundoora Park Farm

Do you have a spare 3 hours a week? Are you looking to gain experience working with animals or looking to make new friends? Have you ever considered volunteering? Bundoora Park Farm are now taking applications for their volunteer program! For more details check out their website here: www.bundoorapark.com.au

Community Compost Hub @ The Melbourne Food Hub

Do you want to compost but have no space? The Compost Depot would love to take your food scraps! The Compost Depot are trying to get as many food waste donors as possible to bring their food waste to their community compost hubs so that they can keep making loads of lovely compost. Their community compost hubs are located across … 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

Backyard Harvest Festival is back 14 – 29 March 2020

The Backyard Harvest Festival celebrates the abundance of fresh and healthy food that is grown right here in Darebin. And it’s back this March 14 -29, as part of Darebin’s new arts and cultural festival, FUSE. Come along to one of the 22 guided backyard tours, open gardens or workshops and get inspired by local experts to get more active and … Read More

Sustainable Food Leaders Forum 28 August 2019

We had more than 25  passionate community members join us for a great evening of discussion and networking at the Sustainable Food Leaders Forum on Wednesday 28 August, 2019 The forum was an opportunity to have groups discuss and share their ideas and suggestions for the messaging and promotion of Councils new food waste recycling service. We also heard from two community … Read More

Community Gardens unpacked at the Sustainable Food Leaders Forum 6 March, 2019

We had 20 passionate community members join us for a great evening of discussion and networking at the Community Garden themed Sustainable Food Leaders Forum on Wednesday 6 March, 2019 The forum was an opportunity to have groups discuss and share their different approach and experiences. We had a good cross section of current community garden members, those looking to … Read More

Darebin ‘Café to Garden’ Program diverts coffee grounds from landfill

The ‘Café to Garden’ program enables residents to pick up coffee grounds from participating Darebin businesses to take home and add to home compost and worm farms. Some of these businesses are happy for customers/residents to pick up other organic food waste, and at Red Bean Coffee you can pick up coffee husks and hessian bags as well as coffee grounds. … Read More

Backyard Harvest Festival is being held from 4 – 19 May

The Backyard Harvest Festival is a celebration of home food growing traditions, and gives residents the opportunity to learn from passionate and knowledgeable local food experts from a diversity of cultures. The festival involved opening home food gardens for tours and workshops, to help build a strong sense of community around homegrown and homemade food. To enable festival goers to experience … Read More