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

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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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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Helpful hints on setting up and running community gardens…

Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) – Detailed toolkit on how to make a community garden a success. http://www.sustainable.unimelb.edu.au/content/pages/gcall-natopia-community-garden-toolkit   North Fitzroy Community Gardens Group – Example of community gardening policies (covers allocation of plots, rental fees, use of pesticides etc). http://rushallgarden.wordpress.com/policies/   Australian City Farms and Community Garden Network – National community gardening network which […]

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