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

Darebin Fruit Squad ‘Harvesting the Urban Orchard’ program proud finalist in Sustainable Cities Environmental awards

It was with great excitement that volunteers from DIVRS’s Urban Food Program who volunteer for the Darebin Fruit Squad attended Sustainable Cities, Keep Victoria Beautiful, awards night at the Collingwood Town Hall last month. ‘Each year the Sustainable Cities program encourages and celebrates the achievements of metropolitan communities across the state who develop and run […]

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Darebin Fruit Squad – Fruit Harvest Tally

Current fruit harvest tally is 6253kg! Autumn harvest is approaching; time for apples, pears, pomegranates, persimmons, feijoas, grapes, olives and citrus! If you have excess fruit in your backyard, you can register your fruit trees with the DFS and volunteers will come and harvest the fruit. With the help of our generous tree owners, DIVRS is able […]

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Harvesting the Urban Orchard eBook launch

Last Thursday, DIVRS launched the eBook, ‘Harvesting the Urban Orchard’, to guide communities with practical information, tools and tips in establishing their own fruit-harvesting project. It is now live from the DIVRS website. DIVRS and Darebin Fruit Squad give advice in creating more food secure community by re-localising food distribution and production in the City […]

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