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

Free mushroom mulch!

Call out to all serious gardeners, community gardens and urban/ local farmers! To minimise waste and support other growers, local mushroom grower Sporadical City Mushrooms is offering a trade of free myclelium mulch in exchange for a few hours labour to empty and clean the spent mushroom buckets. This certified organic wheat straw has been […]

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Community Composting & Workshops @ Span

  Span Community House in Thornbury are very excited that the word is spreading well on their reinvigorated community composting program. Since relaunching last month, 20 buckets have been dropped off, meaning over 115 litres of community food waste have been diverted from landfill into the Span composting system. As part of this program, they are holding a series of three workshops, with the first […]

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Darebin Council Community Grants now open!

Darebin Council’s Community Grants are now open! The Community Grants Program aims to support community projects and activities that address local priorities, strengthen community relationships of mutual respect, build social inclusion and environmental sustainability and enhance the well-being of City of Darebin residents. This program comprises the following grants: 2021/2022 Small Cash Grants (Up to […]

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Seed raising workshop @ Regent Community Garden, Sun 18 April

Join Kaye Roberts-Palmer from Blue Bee Garden Design for a Seed Raising Workshop at Darebin’s newest community garden! In this session you will learn how to build your own seed propagation unity using recycled  home materials, learn how to keep your new seedlings healthy, pests and problems to watch out for and when to plant […]

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Permaculture Workshop at Sylvester Hive Community Garden, 31 March 2021

Join local green thumb and Permaculture expert Angelo Eliades of Deep Green Permaculture for a Permaculture Workshop at the Sylvester Hive Community Garden. In this session, Angelo will cover how to get started with Permaculture and being sufficient on a suburban block. When: Wednesday 31 March 2021, 6:00-8:00pm Where: Sylvester Hive Community Garden, corner of […]

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Regent Community Garden launch party, Sun 28 March!

Join us on Sunday 28 March for the launch of Darebin’s newest community garden, the Regent Community Garden! Special guest Mayor Lina Messina will be doing a speech and Aunty Dianne Kerr is offering a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony to officially launch the garden. There will be activities and entertainment for all ages, […]

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genU Community Gardens open day and community consultation, Sat 27 March!

A new community garden is being planned at the old Sprout Garden site and they want to hear from you! genU took over the garden last year and their services include a provision of activity and workplace skill development programs for NDIS participants. They are keen to strengthen connections between their participants and the local […]

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Bendigo Bank grants

The Bendigo Bank Autumn 2021 Community Partnership Program is prioritising applications for organisations in Northcote, Fairfield, Thornbury and Alphington that address one of three areas: Impact: Partnership of community groups and programs, prioritising proposals that target young people or disadvantaged people and will have a significant social impact (for financial commitments under $10,000) COVID-19: Supporting organisations […]

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VicHealth Reimagining Health grants open soon!

Need funding support to help bring your project to life? Mark your calendars as VicHealth’s upcoming grant round opens 9am Wednesday 3 March 2021. Reimagining Health: A VicHealth Partnership Grant aims to support local and grassroots organisations who can deliver local solutions to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of their community. VicHealth is offering […]

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