Darebin Fruit Squad Hits 4 Tonne Mark!

It’s all happening today at DIVRS – the DFS Volunteers brought in Valencia Oranges (we hit 4018.9kg!) and audited 2 new households, the kitchen is full of volunteers chatting and bottling olives for the Food Store, the vegetable garden is blooming with greens, and the sun is shining…..

Darebin Fruit Squad – Harvest Tally

Fruit Harvest tally is now almost 4 tonne!  3963.9 kg! Thank you everyone! We are looking forward to stocking the DIVRS Food Store with delicious stone fruit!  

Darebin Fruit Squad on a jar this month!

The Darebin Fruit Squad has been selected to participate in Local Matters at Grill’d Northland this September! Local Matters is the Grill’d community donation program that sees each Grill’d restaurant donate $500 back into the community every month. The donation is split between 3 local community groups $300/ $100/ $100. HOW CAN YOU HELP? We’d love your support in receiving … Read More

August DFS Fruit Harvest Tally

Kay and Russell are just two of our wonderful Fruit Squad Volunteers who have helped bring in 2105kg of fruit since DIVRS took the DFS under its wing in September last year – that’s 3556.6kg in total! 1077 people accessed the Emergency Relief Service at DIVRS and benefited from the brimful shelves of its fresh food store. Thank you yet … Read More

Darebin Fruit Squad Goes International!

If you can read Italian you will enjoy the recent article about the Darebin Fruit Squad, in Italian editorial ‘Il Globo’. Better still, bake your Italian neighbours a cake/ plate of biscuits, knock on their door and ask them to share a pot of tea and  translate it for you!  IL Globo_06jul15_p40 Fruit Squad Article Italian Newspaper 2015 Il Globo … Read More

DFS – Pruning and Maintenance Workshop

Darebin Fruit Squad and Darebin Health ran a fantastic Pruning Workshop in the Darebin Health orchard on Saturday. It was a great success with requests for further workshops, including disease and pest control. Thank you to the facilitators and attendees all – may your fruit trees be trim and abundant forever more!