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

International Compost Awareness Week coming soon!

International Compost Awareness Week is coming soon! This year it is happening over 2-9 May and the 2021 theme is “Grow, Eat…COMPOST…Repeat”! To register your composting event on the ICAW Calendar, visit International Compost Awareness Week Australia. To promote your event locally please send a blurb, registration link and photo to environment.support@darebin.vic.gov.au by the 25th […]

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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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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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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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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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