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

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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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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Community feedback – Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre Renewal

Concept designs for the Northcote Aquatic and Recreation Centre (NARC) redevelopment project are now available online for community feedback. Darebin Council are asking the community to view the designs and tell us how they think they would use and experience this proposed new facility. This is an opportunity to let them know if you’d like […]

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Community consultation for LXRP Preston closes 6 May

On behalf of the Victorian Government, the Level Crossing Removal Project is removing 75 level crossings across Melbourne by 2025. In Preston, the level crossings at Murray Road, Cramer Street, Bell Street and Oakover Road will be removed by raising the rail line over the road. This project will deliver new stations (Bell and Preston) […]

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Celebrating everything compost for International Compost Awareness Week (3-9 May)

Compost deliveries for Darebin Community Gardens To celebrate International Compost Awareness Week, Council have donated nutrient-rich compost to our local community gardens with help from the Back to Earth Initiative. These gardens are growing fresh and nutritious food with compost YOU helped create just by putting your food scraps and organic waste in your green […]

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Backyard Harvest Stories is here!

We are excited to launch our new online food growing and sharing project, Backyard Harvest Stories! Backyard food gardening is a healthy, grounding and therapeutic activity to do while we are all spending more time at home, and we are partnering with 3000acres to encourage social connection and engagement online through the world of food […]

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