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

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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Community gardens & COVID-19 update

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services have advised that community gardens are permitted to continue operating, provided that strict physical distancing and safety processes are in place. These protective measures include: All community gatherings, socialising, workshops and events are not permitted and members are only to be undertaking activities related to the growing and […]

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‘Community gardens are essential’ campaign

Community gardens and associated forms of urban agriculture provide an essential service as well as a health and wellbeing lifeline to over 261,000 Australians every week. Community gardens and urban food production are a source of fresh, healthy, affordable, safe, and accessible food as well as providing a place to exercise and stay physically fit. These spaces […]

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Community Gardens unpacked at the Sustainable Food Leaders Forum 6 March, 2019

We had 20 passionate community members join us for a great evening of discussion and networking at the Community Garden themed Sustainable Food Leaders Forum on Wednesday 6 March, 2019 The forum was an opportunity to have groups discuss and share their different approach and experiences. We had a good cross section of current community […]

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Case Study – Sylvester Hive Community Garden

A fun day was had by local residents, teachers and students at the launch of the Sylvester Hive Community Garden launch on the grounds of the Pavilion School on Saturday 26 November 2016. Our very special guest Costa Georgiadis from Gardening Australia generously shared his insights and experiences on how growing food can bring both gardeners […]

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Sunnyfields Community Garden

The Sunnyfields Community Garden in Northcote was created in 2013 in partnership with Cultivating Community and the Northcote Baptist Church. The church provided temporary access and land for the garden, which involved a rebuild of a former garden centre and nursery. The garden is managed by Cultivating Community and currently has 22 plot holders. Whether you’re growing food there, […]

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Northcote Library Food Garden and Darebin Council MoU

The Northcote Library Food Garden (NLFG) and Darebin Council collaborated to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which has been in place since August 2013. The MoU has been useful for both Council and the NLFG group to understand the expectations, roles and responsibilities each party has in the management and operation of the garden. […]

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Community Food Gardens Mapping Project

If your group would like to propose a site for a new community garden in the City if Darebin, the process has been significantly simplified as many suitable sites have been identified and mapped! This is part of a larger initiative, the Urban Food Production Strategy. As a bit of history behind this project, the […]

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Northcote Community Gardens Working Bee

Bee and broad bean

The Northcote Community Gardens invites anyone interested in growing vegetables and indigenous plants to join us at our monthly working bee, this Sunday 2nd September 2012, at 1.30 pm. Our working bees are generally held on the the first Sunday of every month and after spending a few hours working we usually sit down to […]

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