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

Urban Agriculture Month (1-30 April 2021)

  Join us from 1 to 30 April 2020 for the very first national #urbanagriculturemonth! Urban Agriculture Month (UAM) is run by Sustain, a think and do network connecting passionate people like you to build tangible change. Anyone involved in urban agriculture is welcome to organise an event, whether individually or as an group, organisation […]

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Growing food in the workplace – free webinar

Join Geert Hendrix from Farmwall with this free online webinar, ‘Benefits for all: Growing food in the workplace‘. This session will also deliver insights on how to use food growing as an effective engagement tool to increase workplace wellbeing, happiness, and productivity. Geert will cover: Growing microgreens in the workplace: Key benefits and engagement tool […]

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Darebin Seed Library

The Darebin Seed Library is launching soon! As part of our Sustainable Food program, Darebin Council is excited to be developing a network of Seed Libraries to help gardeners grow, save and swap open-pollinated, heirloom and local vegetable and flower seeds in the community. How it works: Seed savers can take a maximum of 3 […]

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Fight For Planet A

Did you catch Fight for Planet A on ABC last night?  Yesterday’s episode focused on food, showing how we can make a difference just by what we eat and how we dispose of our food waste. Inspired to take up the climate challenge? Join our community discussion on episode three of the ABC’s new climate series Fight […]

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Transition Darebin food swaps cancelled until further notice

We are cancelling our 4 food swaps until further notice.  Unfortunately, given the spread of COVID-19 and the need to encourage self-isolation, we can’t safely run these events in public.  Thank you for your understanding. We encourage you to use social media or other avenues to swap food in your locality by doing porch/nature strip/front […]

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Vote for Sustain’s Food Justice Farm

Want to see fresh, local and sustainable food available to everyone no matter their circumstances? Help make it happen by voting for Melbourne Food Hub x Sustain’s Food Justice Drive – creating an urban farm and training program for disadvantaged youth to grow good food for those in need. Voting is open from July  6th […]

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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 […]

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Backyard Harvest Stories

Backyard Harvest Stories has now come to an end. Over the last two months while we have been asked to spend more time at home, Darebin Council has been encouraging residents to get in their gardens and share their photos and videos online with the hashtag #darebinbackyardharvest. We’ve seen an abundance of photos, videos, chicken […]

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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 in June. 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 […]

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