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

DIVRS Urban Food Program – looking for fruit trees and new growing spaces!

DIVRS have just recruited a bunch of new and enthusiastic volunteers and now they need more growing spaces and fruit trees to harvest, which will contribute to food relief for the vulnerable in our community. Darebin Fruit Squad Households Do you have established fruit trees that you are too busy to harvest, or perhaps your […]

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Darebin Fruit Squad seeking volunteers

Darebin Fruit Squad is a collective action by members of the Darebin community to minimise waste and ensure the harvest from urban fruit trees reach the vulnerable in our community. Fruit Squad missed many of the key growing and harvesting seasons due to lockdown and our fruit resources are at an all-time low. With COVID-19 […]

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Fruit Squad Feature on ABC Gardening Australia!

DIVRS’s ‘Fruit Squad’ were featured on ABC’s Gardening Australia on Friday 23 March, 2018! Martin O’Callaghan and the Fruit Squad volunteers did a fantastic job telling the inspiring story of redistributing healthy fresh fruit to those in need, building a sense of community and avoiding food waste. See the complete episode below.       […]

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Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

DIVRS are holding a pruning workshop at Bundoora Park Farm this Sunday 21st January 2018. 9am-12pm Learn and practice your skills in the farm orchard with apricots, apples, plums and other fruit trees. Led by Merrin Layden, a horticulturalist with experience teaching fruit tree skills to community groups and gardeners. Get your tickets here […]

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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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DIVRS Urban Food Social Enterprise

DIVRS Urban Food Social Enterprise is up and running with its third farmer’s market stall this Saturday 24th June. We will be selling heritage varieties of this season’s seedlings; broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce and kale, as well as apple trees and succulents. Come along to Coburg North Primary School, 180 O’Hea Street, and say hi! […]

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DAREBIN FRUIT SQUAD – OLIVE PRESERVING- MEDITERRANEAN STYLE

It’s on again! The sumptuous Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival, 2017. Back by popular demand, presented by Darebin Fruit Squad and DIVRS Urban Food Program, Sam Ferraro (Mediterranean master of home-grown produce) and Jessica Ridout (winner of Darebin Homemade Food & Wine Festival’s 2015 best preserved olives) will show you how to preserve your […]

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