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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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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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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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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Darebin’s Compost Revolution program is back – now for concession card holders!

Darebin Council is relaunching its partnership with award-winning program Compost Revolution to provide 50% off selected compost products to Darebin households that are low-income or experiencing hardship. Whether you are a beginner or a champion composter, this program will help you to compost your food scraps to keep food waste out of landfill and provide […]

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BUDS – Darebin’s intergenerational gardening program

Darebin’s intergenerational gardening program trial ‘BUDS’ is taking on new participants. Darebin Council have partnered with not-for-profit organisation Lively to run this 6-month trial. If you need a helping hand in your garden, BUDS will pair you with a young person from the local area who can help with mulching, planting, pruning, setting up a vegetable […]

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Darebin Community Awards 2020 – CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations are sought for individuals and groups who have made an outstanding contribution to the Darebin community.  The awards acknowledge the amazing community work that has been done to make a difference in Darebin during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, Miranda Sharp was announced Darebin Citizen of the Year 2019 in recognition of her excellent […]

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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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