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

Sustainable Food Leaders Forum, 10 December

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 exciting urban food projects and initiatives in Darebin. The forum is also an opportunity to network and form connections with […]

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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 Darebin households that are low-income or experiencing hardship with access to 50% off selected compost products. Whether you are a beginner or a compost pro, this program will help you to compost your food scraps to keep food waste out of landfill […]

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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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Pollinator Garden workshop

Did you know that bees pollinate over a third of Australia’s crops and are an important part of our food system? This Australian Pollinator Week (8-15 Nov) learn about the wonderful world of pollinators with this free workshop bylocal expert Katrina Forstner from Buzz and Dig. Katrina will share her tips for creating a pollinator […]

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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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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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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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