Darebin Fruit Harvest Tally now 2978.83 kg!

Martin rejoices (can he really juggle three at a time?) as the citrus rolls in and the harvest tally climbs toward the 3 tonne mark! Thank you again dear householders and volunteers for your time and your fruit!

Darebin Fruit Squad Olive Preserving workshop a great success!

19 May 2015 The Fruit Squad, with Masters of home produce Sam Ferrero (Italy) and Ilias Papadopolous (Greece), gave a wonderful workshop on Saturday morning 16 May, to participants of the Darebin Home Made Food and Wine Festival. Around 20 people watched, took notes, asked questions, and sampled olives and salami as the lads demonstrated their family secrets!  

Kew Gardening Club to set up their own Fruit Squad!

Darebin Fruit Squad is mentoring Kew Gardening Club as they begin to establish their own Fruit Squad! Darebin Fruit Squad Volunteer Rachel Carlisle, gave a presentation to the Club this month. Interest has been growing in other municipialities, including Cities of Whittlesea and Yarra (Holden Street Neighbourhood House, North Fitzroy), to follow Darebin’s example!

Darebin Fruit Squad Tally, 3rd March 2015

As the grapes, apples and figs ‘roll’ in (thanks to our wonderful ‘rollers’!) the grand total to date is 2601.9kg – that’s 1055kg since September! Welcome to our new Volunteers – Kate, Simon and Neil – out on their first picks today with Kay and Russell – thank you fabulous Volunteers and householders!

Darebin Fruit Squad hits the Two Tonne mark!

Photos by Angie Basdekis  PRESTON LEADER 27 January 2015  We have crossed the two tonne mark with the fruit harvest tally now at 2082.54kg! Click here to read the article from the Preston Leader about the Fruit Squad and the pick that pushed us over the mark!    

Fruit Squad’s Summer Harvest

Happy New Year and thank you to all the fabulous householders and volunteers who keep the fruit coming in. You are sensational! Fruit Harvest tally as of 18th December 2014 = 1833.15kg! Woohoo! Summer fruit in abundance!

She’s apples, Darebin’s Fruit Squad will sort out the backyard cocktail

Original article from The Age, August 24, 2013 When Keren Osborn moved to a Northcote house two years ago, she loved its big backyard. Later she realised it was more like an urban orchard, with 19 fruit trees. It’s a cornucopia, supplying limes for gin and tonics, nectarines and apricots for snacks and orange juice for her daughters, aged one … Read More